Drugs are changing and overdoses are rising. Harm Reduction Leads from leading treatment providers Cranstoun , Change Grow Live , Humankind , Turning Point and ourselves here at HIT are encouraging anyone who uses drugs to make a Stayin’ Alive Plan, aimed at preventing fatal overdose.
Ask people who use drugs what they could do to prevent their avoidable death. If they come up with the plan it’ll be relevant to their unique circumstances and it’s far more likely they will put it into practice.
- Assume it’s something else
Any drug could be something else
- Reduce risk of OD
Go low and slow
Stagger dosing among your mates
- Make a rescue plan
How would someone know if I overdosed? How would anyone find me?
If you have a smartphone use the BuddyUp app
You are important
To help promote this message we have produced some image resources to share on social media and PDFs for printing and putting up on notice boards in your services.