Police Scotland officers administered the opioid reversal treatment Naloxone on at least 47 occasions in the first quarter of 2023.

​Between 1 January and 31 March, 2023, the life​-saving first aid treatment was provided by officers in the West at 19 incidents, in the North on 15 occasions and in the East at 13 incidents.

This brings the total numbers of administrations since Naloxone was first provided to officers as part of a national test of change in March 2021 to at least 153 incidents. While the overwhelming majority of cases had positive outcomes, sadly, on four occasions, the casualty was beyond medical assistance and did not survive. ​

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