Evaluation of the Sydney Overdose Prevention Education and Narcan® (OPEN) Project

  • Research program: Harm reduction policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 2012
  • Expected end date: November 2015
  • Completion date: April 2016
  • Funded by: Unfunded
  • Lead organisation:


Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Professor Simon Lenton
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1603
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Chief Investigator

Harm reduction policy and strategies


  • Chief Investigator: Ingrid van Beek, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Nicholas Lintzeris, University of Sydney
  • Chief Investigator: A Ryan,
  • Chief Investigator: John Kearley, NSW Health
  • Chief Investigator: B Flaherty,
  • Chief Investigator: Paul Dietze, NDRI & Burnet Institute
  • Chief Investigator: Anthony Jackson, NSW Health

Chronister, K., J., Lintzeris, N., Jackson, A., Ivan, M., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Kearley, J. and van Beek, I. (2018). Findings and lessons learnt from implementing Australia’s first health service based take-home naloxone program. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (4), pp. 464-471. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12400 [RJ1114] View web page