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Free Virtual Narcan Training with Kit
September 29, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
What is Narcan?
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose that works by binding to opioid receptors to block the effects of opioids. There are three FDA-approved formulations of naloxone, including NARCAN® Nasal Spray. For more information about Narcan, including how it works and how to use it, visit www.narcan.com.
What is the Overdose Prevention Act?
The New Jersey Overdose Prevention Act of 2013, also known as the Good Samaritan Law, encourages people to seek medical assistance when someone is overdosing without fear of arrest.
Witnesses and victims are protected from arrest, charge, prosecution, conviction, and revocation of parole or probation for possession or use of illegal drugs. (P.L. 2013, c.46)
And, a person who administers naloxone shall not, as a result of the person’s acts or omissions, be subject to any criminal or civil liability for administering an Opioid antidote in accordance with this act. (Section C.24:6J-4b)
How can I get Narcan?
Naloxone can be obtained through a prescription from your doctor, over-the-counter at most pharmacies or through an overdose prevention program and training. Learn more about obtaining NARCAN® at your pharmacy here.