Homelessness charity Cosgarne Hall, based in St Austell, has developed a life-saving programme to save the lives of people who have overdosed on drugs.

Initially an in-house programme, the scheme consists of emergency boxes, like those containing hammers to break windows in the event of fire, but containing naloxone, combined with a training course.

Naloxone is an inexpensive substance that can be injected into the muscle of a person who has overdosed.  It reverses the effects of opiate overdose, and the person regains consciousness in minutes. The cost of each unit is £6, where the cost of a death by drug overdose is estimated to be £1.4m (including emergency response, coroners, criminal justice process, etc), in addition to saving the person’s life!

For more, see the Cornish Stuff article.

To arrange training for your staff, contact Cosgarne Hall.