Six prisoners are the first to complete the two-day Scottish Drugs Forum Naloxone Training for Trainers course held towards the end of October. One prison officer also took part in the two day training alongside the prisoners.
Newly-liberated prisoners are recognised as a group which is at high risk of accidental fatal overdose and the latest initiative at HMP Edinburgh will allow the newly-trained prisoners to deliver overdose prevention/naloxone awareness sessions to fellow prisoners.
Part of SDF’s Scottish Government-funded work to assist the roll out Scotland’s world leading national naloxone programme is to develop networks of former and current drug users to become Naloxone Peer Educators.
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