Naloxone Training & Supply
KRC provides naloxone for free to people who are at risk of overdosing and their family members, friends or carers.
When dispensing naloxone, we also provide free training on how to use it correctly.
We provide practical knowledge and training in how to prevent overdose for people who inject drugs and their family and friends, including:
- recognising overdose
- emergency management
- injecting Naloxone (Narcan or Prenoxad) to reverse the effects of opioids.
Training is facilitated by health practitioners with experience in basic life support and overdose prevention, either in a group or on a one-to-one basis.
The training is also offered to:
- health and social welfare services
- private commercial premises
- individuals working with people at risk of opioid overdose
- individuals who may witness an opioid overdose.
After training, clients are provided with Naloxone. Clients can return to Kirketon Road Centre to replenish their Naloxone whenever needed. An appointment is not necessary.
Download our program evaluation report
Between July 2012 and March 2014, 83 people at risk of opioid overdose attended the Overdose Prevention and Emergency Naloxone (OPEN) training and were provided take-home naloxone: 67 at Kirketon Road Centre and 16 at The Langton Centre. The OPEN Project - Evaluation Report evaluates the success of the program.
The first of its kind in NSW, Kirketon Road Centre’s ground-breaking Take Home Naloxone Program is an evidence-based program aiming to reduce the risks of illness and death from opioid overdose in people who inject drugs.
For further information give us a call on 02 9360 2766.