With opiate addiction increasing in Ocean County, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is sponsoring a free training on Monday, Sept. 29 on how to administer an overdose antidote, according to a release from the agency.
The program, slated for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Parkertown Volunteer Firehouse (51 Fire House Drive, Little Egg Harbor), is open to the public.
Participants will learn how to administer naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, which counters the effects of heroin and morphine.
In addition, attendees will receive a free Narcan kit as well as a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment to use or distribute to anyone who needs medication-assisted treatment.
The Opioid Overdose Prevention Project is funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and JSAS HealthCare, Inc. in collaboration with Barnabas Health, Institute for Prevention.