A free community training session on the use of NARCAN to save a life from drug overdose is being offered by the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Drug and Alcohol Services, in partnership with Sharptown United Methodist Church.

The free training will be held on April 8, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Sharptown United Methodist Church in Sharptown. Topics include overdose prevention strategies, signs and symptoms of overdose, how to administer Naloxone, rescue breathing, overdose prevention legal rights, and general support information.

A free NARCAN kit will be given to those attending at the end of the training, provided through the generous donations to Sharptown Methodist to honor the life and memory of David Gipson Smith.

Training will be provided by the professional staff from Urban Treatment Centers. Registration is required.

To register, contact Maggie Vaughan, who directs the County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at 856-935-7510 extension 8460, or email her at Maggie.vaughan@salemcountynj.gov

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