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Overdose kits could save a life

In an innovative new policy Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service for Leeds has been distributing potentially lifesaving kits to clients. nike air presto soldes adidas ultra boost hombre The kits contain Naloxone an opiate receptor blocker along with instructions for use. adidas chaussures

Lee Wilson & Becky Carroll of Forward Leeds holding the Naloxone kits

Naloxone can temporarily reverse the effect of opiates such as heroin. oakley pas cher air max pas cher pour homme nike chaussures pas cher It binds with the opioid receptors and removes the opioids from these receptors. new balance 1500 This has the effect of quickly bringing someone round in the event of an overdose and saving their life. Oregon State Beavers nike air max 1 ultra moire uomo Senior management at the service say they are pleased to be able to roll out this important programme across Leeds for the first time and make the kits available to everyone who needs one.

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  • Lee Wilson, Area Manager for Forward Leeds said:

    “We have been distributing Naloxone kits to clients since the beginning of March this year. nike air max 1 ultra homme Devin McCourty Air Max Thea Most opioid overdoses are witnessed by friends, partners or family members. Solde adidas zx flux There is often someone on hand who could have administered Naloxone and prevented a death if the kit was there and they knew how to use it. chaussure nike pour homme fjallraven kanken soldes “They are being distributed by our Recovery Coordinators and by staff at harm reduction services across Leeds.

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  • We have already had three used packs returned for replacement. Adidas soldes Air Max Pas Cher Potentially that’s three lives saved. That’s someone’s son or daughter, brother or sister, father or mother who is alive because of the kits we are distributing. Nike Roshe Run Style Homme adidas zx flux mujer They are life savers.”

    Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds City Council’s Director of Public Health, said:

    “We have funded this programme based on the public health benefits and the potential to save lives. Hollister France ”We take our responsibility to do what we can to prevent unnecessary deaths seriously and this investment will support the wide range of work we are doing to save lives, reduce the health harms of drug misuse and support those needing help to deal with dependency.”

    Forward Leeds supports adults and young people to make healthy choices about alcohol and drugs. nike pas cher They reduce risk-taking behaviours through dedicated prevention, early intervention and tailored programmes. ugg classic short Their experts support people to achieve and sustain recovery. ugg sale outlet Forward Leeds was commissioned by Leeds City Council and three Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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