Attitudes about prescribing take-home naloxone to injection drug users for the management of heroin overdose: a survey of street-recruited injectors in the San Francisco Bay Area

@article{Seal2003AttitudesAP,
  title={Attitudes about prescribing take-home naloxone to injection drug users for the management of heroin overdose: a survey of street-recruited injectors in the San Francisco Bay Area},
  author={Dr. Karen H. Seal and Moher Downing and Alex H Kral and Shannon Singleton-Banks and Jon-Paul Hammond and Jennifer Lorvick and Daniel H. Ciccarone and Brian R. Edlin},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2003},
  volume={80},
  pages={291-301}
}
Naloxone, an injectable opiate antagonist, can immediately reverse an opiate overdose and prevent overdose death. We sought to determine injection drug users’ (IDUs) attitudes about being prescribed take-home naloxone. During November 1999 to February 2000, we surveyed 82 street-recruited IDUs from the San Francisco Bay Area of California who had experienced one or more heroin overdose events. We used a questiomaire that included structured and open-ended questions. Most respondents (89%) had… CONTINUE READING