Thanks to quick action by medical professionals and lawmakers, including the Surgeon General of the United States, each of now has the power to administer an effective drug against opioid overdose, quickly, safely and with legal protection under Good Samaritan Laws in New Jersey.
The drug, Narcan (naloxone) can be had without a prescription in New Jersey and used whenever circumstances dictate.
We are in the grip of an opioid epidemic and while the ultimate resolution of the problem is elusive, preventing overdose deaths, including accidental ones, is simple.
Online training and information is available by clicking the logo. Holy Cross Church will also be sponsoring an information evening and training session in cooperation with the Rumson Police Department on May 22nd.
What are the opioids?
- strong pain relievers like, Oxycontin, fentanyl, Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, codeine.
- Illegal drugs like, heroin, manufactured variants or combinations
Who is at risk for an opioid overdose?
- users of prescription opioids especially with new regimens or use of other medications
- persons recently discharged from detox or rehab for drug or opioid abuse
- those who use opioids or unknown drugs of abuse recreationally, especially with alcohol
- history of mental health disorder, e.g. addiction or attempted suicide
- persons with chronic lung disease
- family members in homes where opioids are available, legally or illegally
Who should carry Narcan nasal spray?
- If you yourself are at risk, if you know someone who is at risk, if your work or social interactions bring you into contact with someone who is at risk.
What do I do if I suspect a drug overdose?
That's what the training is for! Join us!
Call 911 but don't wait to take action. Knowing what to do can save a life! Check the website Get Naloxone Now
Holy Cross Church and School Session
May 22, 7:00 PM in the St. Joseph Room of the Church
Overdoses are tragic. Let's help someone get a another chance.