Free Narcan training scheduled for July 3

The session will take place at Living Proof Recovery Center.

The following is an announcement from Camden County:

Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose?

The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate 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 Camden County. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a free naloxone kit.

All trainings will be provided by credentialed addiction counselors and licensed nurses in a small, confidential setting to allow participants to receive hands-on training. Trainings will be limited to 20 participants on a pre-registration basis and are open to the public.

All training sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Living Proof Recovery Center, Center for Family Services on the 2nd floor in Voorhees. The facility is located at 108 Somerdale Road, Voorhees Township, NJ 0804.

The next session is scheduled for July 3.

These training sessions are brought to you by Urban Treatment Associations, Inc. and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders’ Addiction Awareness Task Force.