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Cranford Police Mark One Year Anniversary of Narcan Program

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CRANFORD, NJ - One year into a cutting edge program aimed at preventing overdose deaths, the Cranford Police Department reports that the program has been 100 percent successful in preventing overdose deaths in the township.

On July 1, 2014, as part of a county wide program, all Cranford police officers were trained on the usage and administration of Narcan (generic name: naloxone).  Front line police vehicles were equipped with naloxone dose packs used to reverse the effects of an extreme opioid overdose.  Opiods include drugs such as heroin and many prescription pain killers.

Since the inception of the program, Cranford police officers have administered naloxone on nine separate occasions involving four different victims.  All nine deployments resulted in successful reversal of the overdose symptoms, including one victim that was in cardiac arrest.

Cranford Police Chief James Wozniak believes that the Narcan program is a key resource in the community.  “Unfortunately, Cranford is not immune to the statewide problem of drug use and addiction,” he stated, “and coupled with aggressive enforcement and education, we now have another way to intercede and give someone a second chance at beating the addiction.”

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