NALOXONE AND THE RECOVERY MODEL ILEC London Drug and Alcohol Conference, 2015
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NALOXONE AND THE RECOVERY MODEL ILEC London Drug and Alcohol Conference, 2015
Let's talk about that.....
• Long term intravenous user
• Street homeless, no stability
• Prone to overdoses in the past
• Not currently accessing treatment
• Poly drug user
• Just released from prison, hospital, or
• Physical or mental health deteriorating
• Prescription painkillers
• Got Naloxone?
'The therapeutic value of one addict
talking to another cannot be matched'
Peer to peer involvement = Empowering and
Productive community involvement
Into Action....taking the
steps through the
• Emotional wreckage coming through
• Current dehumanising clinical environment
• Realisation of what you have become, done, not
• The cravings, that insatiable need, just one
• Flood of emotions overwhelming, mood swings
• No sleep, muscle aches, cramps, diarrhea,
• Grieving the lifestyle
• Honesty, open mindedness and willingness
• No self esteem, no confidence,
• Family interaction
• Drugs were never the problem....
Beyond treatment.... the
bridge to normal living in
• No comfort zone
• Nothing has changed
• Safety net gone
• Everyday things can seem hard
• Shame, guilt, embarrassment, fear,
• Struggling to cope
NALOXONE:THE 'ONLY' CONSISTANT
OR HAVE I MISSED SOMETHING?