narcan training to be offered by Office of Drugs and Alcohol Services

Free NARCAN training offered to Salem County residents in case of overdose

Office of Drugs and Alcohol Services to offer training session on use of NARCAN for opiate overdoses

Salem, NJ- A free community training session on the use of NARCAN to save a life from drug overdose is being offered on March 9th. The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Drug and Alcohol Services is putting on the training event in hopes to combat the rise in opiate and heroin usage.

The free training will be held on March 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Pennsville FOP. Topics include overdose prevention strategies, signs and symptoms of overdose, how to administer Naloxone, rescue breathing, overdose prevention legal rights, and general support information. A free NARCAN kit will be given to those attending at the end of the training.

“This is a critical training session, designed especially for those with family members, or loved ones at risk of overdose,” said Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. “No one wants to watch their loved one addicted to drugs. This training provides you with valuable information and a free NARCAN kit to be able to respond during drug overdose.”

Anyone who faces the daily stress of how to intervene should a drug overdose occur is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Only 20 people will be offered seating, but if the response is overwhelming, another free training will be scheduled to meet the community’s need.

The professional staff from Urban Treatment Centers will provide training. Registration is required, as seating is limited.

To register, contact Maggie Vaughan, who directs the County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at 856-935-7510 extension 8460, or email her at maggie.vaughan@salemcountynj.gov

 

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