Salem County Offering Free NARCAN Training to Residents

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Salem County, N.J. -

Officials announced on Monday, September 11th, that residents of Salem County can receive free training on how to administer the life-saving naloxone spray (NARCAN) to a person who had overdosed on opioids. 

Training is offered by the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at the county's Office of Emergency Management (134 Cemetery Road). Professional, licensed staff from Urban Treatment Centers will be doing the hands-on training.

On Thursday, September 21st, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., participants will be taught on how to prevent opioid overdose, what to look for if they suspect someone to be overdosing, how to administer NARCAN, and other first-aid lessons. 

Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice said that if the county has more than 20 attendees, that another training sessions will be scheduled to meet the needs of others.

"It can be overwhelming to watch a loved one who is involved with drugs," said Freeholder Vanderslice.

"This training will give you at least one way to respond in the worst of situations. Take advantage of this training and go home with a very important NARCAN Kit to help you step in, if needed."

Following the end of training, trainees will be given a NARCAN Kit to equip themselves with. 

If you have any questions about the event or how to register, contact the Salem County Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at 856-935-7510.

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