Free Narcan training, distribution in Little Egg Harbor Monday evening

     In this Tuesday Feb. 27, 2012 photo, a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is shown for scale next to a lipstick container. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. The drug counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. and other countries for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    In this Tuesday Feb. 27, 2012 photo, a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is shown for scale next to a lipstick container. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. The drug counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. and other countries for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    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. 

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