Leighton Lovell
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Drug user's pain of watching friend die from overdose

The number of heroin overdose deaths have dropped dramatically because of a rise in the availability of an antidote, a drugs charity has said.

Drug-related deaths in Wales have fallen by 30% over the last five years.

Naloxone, which temporarily reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, has been available through a Welsh government scheme since 2009.

Former drug user Leighton Lovell saw his best friend die because there was not a Naloxone kit at his friend's house.

  • 18 Dec 2015