Clare Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at Turning Point, responds to the publication of the Government response to the ACMD’s recommendations on naloxone and the news that the UK’s first overdose prevention centre has had the green light in Glasgow.
“Last year, drug related deaths reached the highest on record. We are pleased to see the government has accepted the AMCD’s recommendations and is actively exploring policy changes towards removing barriers in the distribution of naloxone, a lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose and save lives.
We also welcome the decision to move forward with the UK’s first overdose prevention centre in Glasgow. There is good evidence from elsewhere that drug consumption rooms can help bring down drug related deaths particularly among individuals experiencing homelessness and ensure that help and support is even more readily available within the community. It will be good to see if this is also the case within a UK context.”
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