Virtual Educational Pharmacist Workshop Offered to Reduce Opioid Overdose and Misuse

NEWTON, NJ – In 2020, there were 34 suspected overdose deaths, 111 Naloxone administrations, and over 59,612 opioid prescriptions dispensed in Sussex County, New Jersey. The Coalition for Healthy & Safe Communities, a program of The Center for Prevention & Counseling, Inc., recognizes the important role that pharmacists play in reducing opioid overdose and misuse in the community.

On Sunday, March 21, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m., the coalition will host a virtual workshop to provide pharmacists with an understanding of addiction, brain function, as well as an understanding of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA) Opioid Task Force and pharmacist involvement in Medication-Assisted Treatment.

Pharmacists and other medical professionals are invited to attend the two-hour virtual workshop to learn about the options available for Medication Assisted Treatment, recovery services, and other available resources. Two Pharmacy C.E. Credits will be provided to attendees (credits are pending approval by the NJ Board of Pharmacy).

Contact Laura@centerforprevention.org or 908-474-1149 to register for this free event or for more information.