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)
FREE CLASS TRAININGS
Trainings provide a free Narcan kit and cover 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.
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]
NARCAN nasal spray is now available anonymously and free of charge to anyone 14 years or older in New Jersey at participating pharmacies (No ID or prescription required).
Injectable naloxone is available by mail through the NJ Harm Reduction Coalition. Call or text 877-4-NARCAN.
First Responder/Emergency Medical Response Entities and certain types of other community agencies in New Jersey may be eligible to receive free Narcan in bulk through the NJ Department of Human Services Naloxone Distribution Program.
Schools, public libraries, and YMCA's from anywhere in the country may be eligible to receive free NARCAN® directly from the pharmaceutical company. Download the order forms here.