Peer overdose resuscitation: multiple intervention strategies and time to response by drug users who witness overdose.

@article{Best2002PeerOR,
  title={Peer overdose resuscitation: multiple intervention strategies and time to response by drug users who witness overdose.},
  author={David W Best and Michael R. Gossop and Lan-Ho Man and Garry Stillwell and Ross Coomber and John Strang},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          269-74
        }
}
One hundred and thirty-five drug users in contact with treatment services in Scotland and England were interviewed about their experiences of witnessing overdoses - both overdoses resolved successfully and those leading to death - and actions taken to effect resuscitation. One hundred and four (77%) had witnessed a mean of 11.5 overdoses, of whom 41 (30.4% of the study sample) had witnessed an average of 4.2 fatal overdoses. A wide range of actions was reported at the most recent witnessed… CONTINUE READING

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