Table 1.

Facilitators for the use of naloxone in family practice identified by focus group participants

FACILITATORSDISCUSSION
SafetyPotentially effective and lifesaving
Use of intervention for safety, prevention, and rescue
SettingIntervention is a conceptual fit with family practice settings and family physician–patient relationships
Broad access to opioid users and ability to follow up in family practice
Engagement and educationEnhance engagement with and empowerment of at-risk population
Development of official position statements from relevant agencies or organizations
Opportunity to educate patients, providers, and the public, as well as to destigmatize addiction
LogisticsOpportunity to develop naloxone autoinjector
Nurse practitioner and pharmacist involvement to deliver service
EvidenceOther countries have many years of experience with naloxone programs
Scientific study of effectiveness is possible