Thursday April 23, 2020 : Free Overdose Training & Naloxone (Narcan) Kit
This is one of a series of events sponsored by The Counseling Center to help raise awareness of the availability of naloxone for emergency treatment of heroin or opioid (pain killer) overdose.
Learn how to prevent overdose from heroin and prescription pain pills using naloxone, which is used to treat an opioid overdose in an emergency situation. This free overdose prevention seminar is hosted by The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn, NJ. Participants may qualify for a free Narcan Nasal Inhaler kit at the completion of the seminar. Space at this free seminar is limited, so be sure to register early.
Free Overdose Training & Naloxone (Narcan) Kit in Fair Lawn, NJ
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM-8 PM
Location: The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn
Address: 16-01 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 (directions)
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Space at this free seminar is limited, so register early.
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Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Overdose Intervention
The mission of The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn is to help people with addiction, both through recovery support and with education. The Counseling Center strives to be a strong participant in the continuum of care within New Jersey while working to remove the stigma associated with addiction and addiction disorders.
Ryan Guterl, MA, LPC, ACS, Executive Director helped bring this event to The Counseling Center Fair Lawn. Ryan will be on-hand during the event to answer questions about addiction disorders, treatment options, and how families and community members can better understand the role of Naloxone in addiction and addiction treatment.
About Naloxone and Narcan
This free seminar will provide detailed information about naloxone, including how and when it can properly be used to reverse an overdose. The seminar will also address the rights and responsibilities of those seeking to utilize naloxone kits in emergencies. Free naloxone kits will be available to participants, in accordance with regulations, and guidelines from the sponsors supplying the free kits.
The drug naloxone (more commonly known as a product called Narcan) can reverse the effects of opiates and opioids (including heroin and many prescription painkillers) almost immediately when administered intravenously (with a needle) or intranasal (with a nasal spray). Emergency responders have carried naloxone for many years, administering it under physician supervision when called to a scene of an overdose.
Poison Control or emergency medical staff would rely on the availability of naloxone as an emergency measure to counter an overdose, where death from an overdose was likely.
Learn More at the training in Fair Lawn on April 23rd, 2020. Training is being provided by Morris County Prevention is Key.