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Posted on: February 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Overdose Prevention- Learn how to use Narcan and save a life

Overdose death is preventable with a bottle with pills pouring out

The Overdose Prevention Act allows doctors to prescribe the opioid antidote Narcan ® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an opioid overdose. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who administers naloxone.

Free training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. Learn how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose. All eligible participants will also receive a FREE Narcan® (naloxone) kit and a treatment voucher for 30 days of Medication-Assisted Treatment (methadone) at JSAS HealthCare or Somerset Treatment Services. The class takes approximately 1 hour.

Training includes:

  • Addiction education and treatment options
  • Overdose prevention techniques
  • Signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Fentanyl’s impact on overdose
  • Steps to take when an overdose occurs
  • Rescue breathing
  • How to administer naloxone
  • Self-help, family support, and other important resource information

Free virtual training and education on how to administer naloxone to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose are available weekly from JSAS Healthcare on Tuesdays at 1pm, Wednesdays at 3pm, and Thursdays at 6pm. For more information and to register, email Diane Villari at

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