Designing, implementing and evaluating the overdose response with take‐home naloxone model of care: An evaluation of client outcomes and perspectives

27/11/2019 - Evaluation


​Take-home naloxone (THN) interventions are an effective response to preventing overdose deaths, however uptake across Australia remains limited. This project designed, implemented and evaluated a model of care targeting people at high risk of opioid overdose who attend services such as treatment, needle and syringe programs, and other health services for people who inject drugs. The evaluation included client knowledge, attitudes, substance use and overdose experiences immediately before, and three months after the intervention. Overdose related attitudes amongst participants improved following ORTHN, with no evidence of increased substance use or failure to implement other ‘first responses.’ 10% of participants reversed an overdose within the three month follow up period, and participants identified a willingness to access THN from a range of services.Access the full evaluation - The overdose response with take‐home naloxone model of care: An evaluation of client outcomes and perspectives
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