Naloxone Trial - a proposal to scope the need and circumstances for a Naloxone trial in Victoria

  • Research program: Harm reduction policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: March 2002
  • Expected end date: July 2002
  • Completion date: November 2010
  • Funded by: Human Services, Vic via Turning Point
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The main purpose of the project was to undertake a 'scoping exercise' to determine the need and circumstances for a naloxone trial to be undertaken in Victoria. This included:A review of the national and international literature; determining the current state of naloxone use in Victoria; investigating the potential to increase access to naloxone; determining whether a naloxone trial should take place and its' form and costs.Interviews were held with takeholders from research, the emergency medical field (both hospital and ambulance), drug and alcohol services, the health department and user groups were interviewed as key informants. These individuals provided assistance with the identification and clarification of the key issues relating to Victoria, potential problems that might result and possible solutions to these problems.

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Professor Simon Lenton
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1603
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Chief Investigator

Harm reduction policy and strategies


  • Co-investigator: Kim Hargreaves, Curtin University

Hargreaves, K., M. and Lenton, S. (2003). Naloxone for overdose: Consideration of a trial of naloxone provision for peer or worker administration in Victoria. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth. ISBN: 1 74067 299 2 [T124] Abstract