The drug that can reverse the effects of an opiate drug overdose will be given out for free each week during the month of January in Brick at several training classes.
Narcan (also known as Naloxone), in the form of a nasal spray, can be given to those addicted to opiates such as heroin and prescription painkillers to reverse an overdose, allowing a victim to breathe again. Training is open to anyone who has a friend of family member at risk of an overdose. The kits will come with a voucher for 30 days of free medication-assisted addiction treatment.
In Brick, the kits will be given out:
- Every Wednesday in January, 6 p.m., Seashore Family Services, 35 Beaverson Blvd., Building 6, Suite A.
- Thursday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., VFW Post 8867, 373 Adamston Road. (Co-sponsored by Brick Twp. Police and the VFW).
Other Narcan distributions include:
- Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, 6 p.m., Ocean Mental Health Services, 160 Route 9, Bayville.
- Jan. 15, 6 p.m., Toms River Elks No. 1835, 600 Washington St., Toms River.