Drug Death Prevention

SDF Drug Death Prevention work

SDF supports local stakeholders to identify the strengths and weaknesses of local practice to form an action plan that improves joint working and the effectiveness and efficiency of local responses. This work is based on evidence of ‘what works’ and SDF’s national resource, “Staying Alive in Scotland”

SDF also ensures the Scottish National Naloxone Programme is continued, developed, and embedded across all ADP areas,


Facilitate 4 Scottish Naloxone Network (ScoNN) meetings annually. 


11 training sessions delivered to 191 participants.


Training for trainers sessions delivered to 168 participants


Staying Alive in Scotland was developed from the evidence of effective measures adopted elsewhere in Scotland and internationally and provides a single resource for developing local drug death prevention plans and implementing these. 

If you co-ordinate the design, planning, commissioning or managing local services and you and local partners would like support in preventing drug-related deaths please contact workforcedevelopment@sdf.org.uk

training was excellent
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The training was excellent and delivered to a very high standard in an engaging and relaxed atmosphere. The facilitator's level of knowledge was unbelievable, and her passion for supporting others really shone through.
best training experiences
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The content of the presentation and the delivery style have not only increased my understanding and awareness but also my confidence in the subject. Probably one of the best training experiences I have had. I will be highly recommending it to other staff members at all levels.
a good pace
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The training was set at a good pace, allowed time for discussion, was clear, up to date and informative.
Thoroughly enjoyed
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Thoroughly enjoyed the session and it was well delivered. All the content was were informative.

SDF offers support to local planners to work jointly on this agenda


If you are designing, planning, commissioning or managing local services and you and local partners would like support to undertake this self-assessment, planning and implementation process

Please contact: workforcedevelopment@sdf.org.uk

Drug Death prevention Resources