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Official document

New York State

Department of Health Website

US

‘Opioid Overdose prevention’

Drug overdose is a significant problem in New York State. Recent data from New York City indicate that more than 900 fatalities resulted from accidental overdoses during 2003. Close to 70% of these deaths involved the use of opioids/heroin.

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Official document

National Treatment Agency, UK

UK

NTA: ‘reducing drug related harm’

In 1997, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs embarked on a report on the prevention of drug-related deaths. This work was presented to ministers in 1999 and published in 2000. In 1999 reducing drug-related deaths became a target within the national drug strategy.

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Official documents

(2008)

Office for national statistics

This is a government agency responsible for compiling, analysing and disseminating social and demographic statistics.

UK

Health Statistics Quarterly. Number 39 Autumn 2008

This document includes (among other reports) the number of deaths in England and Wales related to drug poisoning (2003-07), Death registration in England and Wales (causes) […].

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Official documents

(2008)

European Monitoring Centre for drugs and drug addiction

EMCDDA

EMCDDA

Annual report 2008

Opioids are still at the heart of Europe’s drug phenomenon. And signs of change in our heroin and synthetic opioid problem mean that countries need to be vigilant and prepared to respond. These were among the key points stressed by the EMCDDA as it launched itsAnnual report 2008: the state of the drugs problem in Europe on 6 November in Brussels […]

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Official document

(2009)

National Treatment Agency (NTA), UK

UK

Life saving kits to be given to families of injecting drug users in groundbreaking scheme

The families and carers of injecting drug users will be given training in how to respond to overdoses and how to administer a drug called naloxone in the event of a heroin overdose in a groundbreaking new scheme to help save lives, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) announced today. 16 sites in England have been given the go ahead to pilot the scheme, involving around 950 family members and carers, who are often the ones to encounter someone overdosing.

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Official document

(2009)

National Forum on Drug Related Deaths in Scotland
Annual report

2008-2009

UK

Annual Report 2008-2009

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Official Document

(2008)

Working together to reduce harm: the substance misuse strategy three year implementation plan 2008-2011

UK

(Wales)

Welsh Assembly Government
Take Home Naloxone Project

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Three year implementation plan 2008-2011
Working together to reduce harm
Implementation plan

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