Naloxone: The Welsh Experience. A presentation by Ifor Glynn, Director, Swansea Drug Project, Wales (www.drugs.ie)

The Irish group

In early 2012, The Ana Liffey Drug Project convened a ‘Naloxone Advisory Group’ with the following objectives: 
  • (a) to pilot provision of Naloxone in Ireland for administration by opiate service users and their families, with the aim of reversing overdose; 
  • (b) to evaluate provision the pilot with the aim of improving the project, and – if proven effective then – to roll out national Naloxone provision.
The group is comprised of the following individuals:
Dr Gerard Bury, UCD; Dr Austin O’Carroll, Safetynet; Dr Des Corrigan,  TCD; Vivian Guerin,  Probation Services; Sadie Grace, National Family Support Network; Tony Duffin, Ana Liffey Drug Project; Caroline Gardner, Progression Routes Initiative.

The Welsh experience

 On 6th July 2012, I attended the meeting of the group where Ivor Glynn, Director of the Swansea Drug Project, gave a presentation entitled: Naloxone- The Welsh Experience, to the Irish Naloxone Advisory Group. You can view this video presentation below (courtesy of drugs.ie) http://drugs.ie/features/feature/naloxone_the_welsh_experience