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Opioid Overdose Prevention

Who Can? You Can. 

Learn how to save a life. Contact us for information on Overdose Prevention Training and free Narcan kits.

What is Narcan?

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose that works by binding to opioid receptors to block the effects of opioids. There are three FDA-approved formulations of naloxone, including NARCAN® Nasal Spray. For more information about Narcan, including how it works and how to use it, visit www.narcan.com.

What is the Overdose Prevention Act?

The New Jersey Overdose Prevention Act of 2013, also known as the Good Samaritan Law, encourages people to seek medical assistance when someone is overdosing without fear of arrest. 

Witnesses and victims are protected from arrest, charge, prosecution, conviction, and revocation of parole or probation for possession or use of illegal drugs. (P.L. 2013, c.46)

And, a person who administers naloxone shall not, as a result of the person’s acts or omissions, be subject to any criminal or civil liability for administering an Opioid antidote in accordance with this act. (Section C.24:6J-4b)

How can I get Narcan?

Naloxone can be obtained through a prescription from your doctor, over-the-counter at most pharmacies or through an overdose prevention program and training. Learn more about obtaining NARCAN® at your pharmacy here.

Schools, public libraries, YMCA's may be eligible to receive free NARCAN® and can learn more here.

Community organizations, departments of health, EMS, law enforcement and schools/universities may qualify to purchase NARCAN® Nasal Spray directly from Adapt Pharma at a public interest price and can apply here.

Where can I get Narcan?

Through grant funding and partnerships with other organizations, The Center is able to provide free overdose prevention trainings and distribute free Narcan kits in Sussex County. The training covers overdose prevention strategies, including how to recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose and how to administer Narcan, as well as local recovery support information and resources. 

Narcan Training Classes

Trainings are held the first Friday of the month at the Recovery Community Center, 65 Newton Sparta Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 in collaboration with Prevention is Key. Click on an upcoming training date below to register.

Friday, January 7, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, February 4, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

STATEWIDE

Opioid Overdose Prevention Network
Free Narcan Nasal Spray and Training
Contact: Queenie Reda
Phone: (732) 235-4341
Email: [email protected]

NJ Harm Reduction Coalition
Free injectable naloxone
Phone: 877-4-NARCAN (Call or Text)

REGIONAL

Northern: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren
Prevention is Key CARES
Contact: Joseph Rivera
Phone: (973) 625-1998
Email: [email protected]

Central: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union
JSAS Healthcare, Inc.
Contact: Diane Villari
Phone: (732) 988-8877, ext. 1135
Email: [email protected]

Southern: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem
Urban Treatment Associates, Inc.
Contact: Joanna Dugan
Phone: (856) 225-0505
Email: [email protected]

For more information, or assistance in obtaining Narcan, please call our helpline at 844-722-5327 or email [email protected]