Naloxone peer education programme

A course to enable people who use drugs (or who have a history of drug use), and who are engaged with a service, to train peers in the use of naloxone and broaden the reach of the programme.

This is a four day course (usually delivered over 3 weeks) followed by six monthly meetings to consolidate learning.

Day One: Drug Awareness, with a strong emphasis on attitudes, values and stigma.

Day Two and Three: Naloxone Training for Trainers course

Day Four: Theory and Practical, exploring the benefits and challenges of peer education plus practical strategies for delivering training.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • identify and explore values and attitudes around specific drugs
  • recall different drug groups, effects and legal status
  • identify how our values can affect our judgment
  • identify the many reasons why people use drugs
  • recall the principles behind peer education and identify the benefits and drawbacks
  • demonstrate an understanding of the different types of peer-led approaches
  • recall skills in managing awkward or challenging situations and behaviours during training
  • name the main points of facilitating and co-facilitating a group training session
  • plan a naloxone awareness session.

Please also see learning outcomes from ‘Naloxone Training for Trainers’ course which are included as part of this course.

Aimed At

People who use drugs, or who have a history of drug use.


Free to people in Scotland following agreement with the Local and National Naloxone Coordinators.


Four days and six further meetings