Narcan has been used nearly 11,000 times to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations in New Jersey since 2014, said Gov. Chris Christie.
Christie on Monday discussed a program that allows first responders to carry and administer Narcan after the Republican signed a waiver authorizing EMTs and EMT-trained police officers to carry and administer the drug.
Narcan counteracts the effects of heroin and other opioid drugs. It is administered through a nasal spray or injection into a muscle.
Christie attended a Narcan training session and then participated in a roundtable discussion at Hoboken University Medical Center.
More than 1,400 people have been trained to administer Narcan since the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program was launched in November.