NALOXONE SAVES LIVES.

Trust me, I know because Naloxone saved mine and more than once.

I have been given Naloxone 3 times in my life when I have overdosed on heroin. Like me, most addicts don’t mean to overdose but unlike me not everyone has been so lucky. The last time I overdosed my mum saved me too. The paramedics later said that I was 30 seconds from being pronounced dead. It was mum who told them that I could have overdosed on heroin and they administered Naloxone and it got my heart beating again straight away.

I’m clean now and fulfilling my dream as a writer. If I had one wish it would be that Naloxone was available to people on the street with the training to administer it.

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You can find out more information about naloxone and help us to campaign for a national programme in England on the Naloxone Action Group (NAG) England website.

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Coming soon…

Our 50th anniversary is over but there are so many people’s recovery stories to tell that we are going to keep posting…

From Monday the stories will have a naloxone theme to raise awareness of this life saving medicine. You can find out more about naloxone and how you can help them push government for a UK roll out on the Naloxone Action Group England website.