CAMDEN CITY NJ (April 13, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose? 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 Camden County. Participants who successfully complete training will receive a free naloxone kit.
On Tuesday, April 24th there will be two training sessions – an English session from 2:30 PM to 4 PM and a Spanish session from 4 PM to 5:30 PM – at Camden County College in the Camden Technical Center. All trainings will be provided by credentialed addiction counselors and licensed nurses in a small confidential setting to allow participants to receive “hands-on” training. Trainings will be limited to 20 participants on a pre-registration basis and are open to the public.