JSAS: Jersey Shore Addiction Services
The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opioid 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.
Free trainings and education on how to administer naloxone to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose will be provided in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union counties.
Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All eligible participants will receive a FREE Narcan® (naloxone) kit and a treatment voucher for 30 days of free Medication-Assisted Treatment (methadone) at JSAS HealthCare or Somerset Treatment Services to use or distribute to any person. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.
Trainings will be in a small, confidential setting, and participants will receive “hands on” training. Trainings may be limited on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Trainings will be approximately 1 hour.
All trainings will include:
- Addiction education and treatment options
- Overdose prevention techniques
- Signs and symptoms of overdose
- Steps to take when an overdose occurs
- Rescue breathing
- How to administer naloxone
- Self-help, family support and other important resource information
The Opioid Overdose Prevention Project is made possible by funding received from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and JSAS HealthCare, Inc. For additional overdose prevention trainings and resources, visit the Division of Mental Health and Addiction or the Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation.
JSAS HealthCare, Inc.
685 Neptune Boulevard, STE 101