A Naloxone training event was held in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. The training was provided by UISCE – the Union for Improved Services, Communication and Education.
Organisation of the event was facilitated by Wayne Martin of Job Plan and Úna Rafferty, Community Development Officer with the Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership. Job Plan is a service for people working on personal development and job readiness while coping with substance misuse issues.
This valuable training was kindly provided to local service users and staff from Ballyfermot Advance by Lynn Jefferys and María Otero Vázquez (UISCE). Dr Denis O’Driscoll, a key figure in promoting Naloxone in Ireland, also attended the event to mark the day.
Photo: Lynn Jefferys, María Otero Vázquez Wayne ,Martin, Denis O'Driscolll and two trainees.
Naloxone is prescription medication used to reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, morphine and methadone if someone overdoses – More information on Naloxone can be found here
More information about UISCE, including Naloxone training, can be found here.