Free Narcan training Aug. 15

Newton /
Aug 14 2019 | 04:18 PM

    A free community Narcan training class on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer the life-saving medication, Narcan, is set for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Hopatcong Community Resource & Wellness Center located at 47 Hopatchung Rd., Hopatcong.

    The training, hosted by Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, is conducted in conjunction with Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Addiction Psychiatry.

    These free Narcan trainings are offered throughout the state of New Jersey and the public is welcome. Attendees will learn to recognize signs of an overdose, how to administer Narcan, and how to respond to an opioid overdose. Attendees also will learn more about addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support options and how to get help for yourself or a loved one. Learn how to be supportive of a loved one, access resources, and learn how to empower yourself to help others.

    All are welcome to attend however, free Narcan kits are limited at these trainings, so email or call to register to ensure an available kit. Go to http://weblink.donorperfect.com/narcan.

    For more information on addiction recovery support services in Sussex County, call The Center in Newton at (973) 940-2966 or email katie@centerforprevention.org.