Naloxone: 'Heroin antidote saved my life'

Naloxone: 'Heroin antidote saved my life'

It has been a year since a change in UK law made it legal for a heroin antidote to be given by anyone who might encounter someone dying of an overdose.
The antidote, naloxone, can be given by friends and family members of addicts - and even their children. It has reportedly saved hundreds of lives.
But does the opioid blocker make heroin addicts feel it is safer to use heroin more often?
Karl Price was just nine-years-old when his 12-year-old brother started using heroin.
Growing up in Birmingham surrounded by the drug, it seemed inevitable that later he too would succumb.
"One day I... read more

30 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 38
Source: BBC

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