The Salem County Health and Human Services Office of Drug and Alcohol Services has partnered with Sharptown’s united Methodist church for a life-saving training initiative relative to the opioid epidemic. A free July 17th Narcan training is being provided by professional staff from Urban Treatment Centers.
“This is a critical training session,” Freeholder Director Melissa DeCastro said. “[It's] designed especially for those with family members or loved ones at risk of over dose. Should anyone worry about how to intervene should a drug overdose occur, this session is available to help.”
From 6 p.m. to 8p.m. the training will include sign and symptoms of an overdose, overdose preventions strategies and legal rights, how to administer Naloxone, rescue breathing, and information and resources for support.
At the end of the night participants will receive a Narcan kit.
Freeholder Ben Laury, chair of the Health, Human Service and Education Committee went on to say: “Drug addiction can happen to anyone as it does not discriminate. When you have a loved one that battles addiction, it can be heart wrenching. These Narcan kits are known to help save a life and this training will give you at least one way to respond in the worst situation. We urge everyone to take advantage of this training and go home with a very important Narcan kit to help you step in if ever needed.”
To take part registration is required as there are limited number of seats to allow for hands-on training. To register contact Maggie Vaughan: Phone: 856-935-7510 X 8460 or email:Maggie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-in for the event will take place at 5:30p.m. at Elmer Grange, 535 Daretown Rd., Elmer.
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