A free community training session on the use of NARCAN to save a life from drug overdose is being offered by the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Drug and Alcohol Services.

The free training will be held on March 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Pennsville FOP. Topics include overdose prevention strategies, signs and symptoms of overdose, how to administer Naloxone, rescue breathing, overdose prevention legal rights, and general support information.

A free NARCAN kit will be given to those attending at the end of the training.

“This is a critical training session, designed especially for those with family members, or loved ones at risk of overdose,” said Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. “No one wants to watch their loved one addicted to drugs. This training provides you with valuable information and a free NARCAN kit to be able to respond during drug overdose.”

Anyone who faces the daily stress of how to intervene should a drug overdose occur 3to attend. Seating is limited to 20 people, but if the response is overwhelming, another free training will be scheduled to meet the community’s need.

The professional staff from Urban Treatment Centers will provide training. Registration is required, as seating is limited.

To register, contact Maggie Vaughan, who directs the County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at 856-935-7510 extension 8460, or email her at Maggie.vaughan@salemcountynj.gov