MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two officers of the Morris Township Police Department were credited with saving a life after administering Narcan. On Thursday, January 26, Ptl Boeninghaus and Ptl. Adiar were the first responders on the scene and administered Narcan to a 34 year old white victim suffering from a possible opiate overdose.
"Opiate and heroin addiction is a serious epidemic plaguing all age groups, ethnicities, and social backgrounds", stated Captain Mark DiCarlo of the Morris Township Police Department. "Opiate overdoses are abundant and our officers saved a different individual in December 2016 with Narcan".
After given Narcan, the patient regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital.
These are the success stories, but new data suggests that the number of heroin and opiate related deaths in New Jersey are skyrocketing. Find out what else Morris County is doing to confront the opiate epidemic by joining a Major Forum on Opiate Addiction and Recovery on Tuesday February 28th at the Morris County Public Safety Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue from 9am - 12 noon.
Bringing together public health officials, law enforcement, government, social service members as well as community members is important in the fight against drug addiction. Speakers will include: Brad Seabury, Morris County Chief Asst. Prosecutor; Eric Wilsusen, retired Asst. Chief Jefferson Township Police Department; Barbara Kauffman, Director of Prevention Services, for Morris County Prevention is Key (MCPIK); Beth Jacobson; Alton Robinson, Lead Peer Recovery Specialist, CARES; Melody Runyon, Assistant Director of MCPIK.
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