Friday, August 5 at 12:00 p.m.
Learn how to save a life. Register for a Overdose Prevention Training to get a free Narcan kit.
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.
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)
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, and YMCA's may be eligible to receive free NARCAN® and can download the order forms 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.
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.
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.
NJ Harm Reduction Coalition
Free injectable naloxone
Phone: 877-4-NARCAN (Call or Text)
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]