The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opioid antidote 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 Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union 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 naloxone kit and a treatment voucher for 30 days of free Medication-Assisted Treatment (methadone) at JSAS HealthCare or Somerset Treatment Services to use or distribute to any person. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer 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.
All trainings will include:
- Addiction education and treatment options
- Overdose prevention techniques
- Signs and symptoms of overdose
- Fentanyl’s impact on overdose
- Steps to take when an overdose occurs
- Rescue breathing
- How to administer naloxone
- Self-help, family support and other important resource information
If your organization would like to host a naloxone training, please contact Diane Villari at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-988-8877.
The Opioid Overdose Prevention Project is made possible by funding received from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and JSAS HealthCare, Inc. For additional overdose prevention trainings and resources, visit the Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
What People are Saying
“I really learned so much. I hope I never have to use it but I’m glad I know what to do if I have to.”
“I felt that it was very helpful and I feel safer knowing about this. Very informative! The trainer was excellent.”
“Gives me some modicum of comfort to have this training and the kit on hand just in case.”
“Information provides an excellent foundation on how to respond to an overdose.”
“The presenters were knowledgeable and personable. they made the training
light under the serious subject matter so we felt comfortable.”
“I am leaving this training feeling a little more equipped to possibly save a life.”