August 3, 2017 from 6-8pm

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.

The free training will be held on August 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Salem County OEM. 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.

“This is a critical training session, designed especially for those with family members or loved ones at risk of overdose,” said Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. “We originally scheduled a training session for the autumn, but there have been so many requests that we opted to hold a session next month.”

Seating is limited to 20 people, so RSVP’s are required.

Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice urged anyone who faces the daily stress of how to intervene should a drug overdose occur to attend.

“It can be overwhelming to watch a loved one who is involved with drugs. This training will give you at least one way to respond in the worst of situations,” he said. “Take advantage of this training and go home with a very important NARCAN Kit to help you step in if ever needed.”

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

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