Opioid overdose is the most well-known cause of fatal overdose. It can happen to anyone who uses illegal drugs like heroin and can also happen to people who use prescribed pain-relieving opioids like morphine or fentanyl.
People can, however, overdose from any kind of drug including amphetamine type stimulants, benzodiazepines and alcohol. Overdose from different types of drugs will have different effects and will need a different type of response.
We provide training and resources about drug-related overdose through:
- One-to-one and group training
- Outreach and in-service education and support.
Training is easy, accessible, free and tailored to meet your needs.
Our training will give you:
- Information to prevent overdose
- Information to help you know when a person needs help
- Training to respond to overdose with first aid and naloxone
- FREE naloxone in an Overdose Response Kit.
Who is eligible?
- People who use drugs and their family and friends.
- Services who work with people who use drugs.
Harm Reduction Coordinator: 9066 1624