PLAINFIELD, NJ - Organization for Recovery will be hosting five Narcan®, or naloxone, training sessions on a first come, first serve basis in Plainfield.
According to @UCPONJ, the Union County Prosecutor's Office's Twitter account, there have been 67 police-administered naloxone deployments in the county year-to-date. Seventeen have been in Union, 11 were in Linden, and six have been in Plainfield. There have been 19 overdose fatalities.
The trainings will be conducted by Jersey Shore Addiction Services, a private, non-profit agency that provides comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment.
The agency's website notes that "the Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote Narcan® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who administers naloxone."
There are five opportunities to participate in a Narcan® training session at Organization for Recovery:
- May 22
- June 19
- July 17
- August 14
- September 18
Organization for Recovery provides comprehensive, high quality addiction treatment services and is a community resource that aims to help prevent, reduce and eliminate harm caused by substance abuse.