The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote
Narcan ® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who administers naloxone.
Free trainings and education on how to administer naloxone to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose will be provided in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All eligible participants will receive a FREE Narcan® (naloxone) kit and a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment to use or distribute to any person that needs medication-assisted treatment. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.
Trainings will be in a small, confidential setting, and participants will receive “hands on” training. Trainings may be limited on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Trainings will be approximately 1 hour.
LOCATION: JSAS HealthCare, Inc.
685 Neptune Boulevard, STE 101 Neptune, NJ 07753 732-988-8877 Every Tuesday and Wednesday - 3:00 PM Training is limited to the first 25 participants
LOCATION: Union Recreation Department
11220 Commerce Avenue Union NJ 07083 Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM This training is co-sponsored by NJ Mental Health Association and is limited to the first 30 participants
LOCATION: Hamilton Area YMCA
1315 Whitehore-Mercerville Road Hamilton, NJ 08619 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM This training is co-sponsored by Hamilton Area YMCA and limited to the first 30 participants
LOCATION: Sycamore Senior Center
290 Old Road Port Reading, NJ 07064 Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM This training is co-sponsored by the Township of Woodbridge and is limited to the first 30 participants
All trainings will include:
Addiction education and treatment options Overdose prevention techniques Signs and symptoms of overdose Steps to take when an overdose occurs Rescue breathing How to administer naloxone Self-help, family support and other important resource information
Additional training dates and locations will be scheduled in Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Union Counties.
The Opioid Overdose Prevention Project is made possible by funding received from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
For more overdose prevention trainings and resources you can also visit the Division of Mental Health and Addiction at http://nj.gov/health/integratedhealth/services-treatment/naloxone.shtml
The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation at www.overdosepreventionagency.org