Community in Crisis, in partnership with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, is offering a Naloxone (better known as narcan) training at 6:30pm on November 5th at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge. Participation is free thanks to a grant and partnership with the Far Hills Race Meeting Association/RWJ University Hospital. Narcan kits, valued at approximately $100, will be distributed to all registered participants.
Narcan is an opioid antagonist. It blocks the effects of opioids, especially decreased breathing in overdose, and can reverse an opioid overdose. Here is a message from Jerome Adams, the Surgeon General:
I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. For patients currently taking high doses of opioids as prescribed for pain, individuals misusing prescription opioids, individuals using illicit opioids such as heroin or fentanyl, health care practitioners, family and friends of people who have an opioid use disorder, and community members who come into contact with people at risk for opioid overdose, knowing how to use naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life.
BE PREPARED. GET NALOXONE. SAVE A LIFE.
Community members wishing to participate are urged to register here. Walk ins are welcome but attendance will be capped at 25 participants and a narcan kit can not be guaranteed.