PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Nov. 30th, a free training session for residents will take place at Plainfield City Hall to learn how to use Narcan to revive someone who is in danger of overdosing on opiates.
Narcan, also called naloxone, is an antidote administered to save someone who has overdosed on heroin or other opioids, and participants will learn how to properly use it to reverse an overdose.
In addition to the instruction, free Narcan nasal spray kits will be given out.
Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose, as well as that person's family and friends.
This free training session is limited to the first 30 participants on a first come, first served basis. It is co-sponsored by Prevention Links and the Plainfield Senior Citizens Service Center.
Earlier this month, a group of local hospitals agreed to replenish police-administered naloxone supplies of all law enforcement agencies countywide free of charge, providing streamlined access to the medication that reverses the effects of otherwise potentially fatal drug overdoses.
Plainfield City Hall is located at 515 Watchung Avenue. The training will take place in the library at 6:00 p.m.