Opioid Response Initiative and Resource Guide

New Jersey Addiction Treatment Hotline

What is Narcan (naloxone)?
Naloxone is an opiate antidote which blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone and vicodin.

How does naloxone work?
If a person has taken opioids and is then given naloxone, the opioids will be knocked out of the opiate receptors in the brain. Naloxone can help even if opioids are taken with alcohol or other drugs. After a dose of naloxone, the person should begin to breathe more normally and it will become easier to wake them. Naloxone gives concerned helpers a window of opportunity to save a life by providing extra time to call 911 and carry out rescue breathing and first aid until emergency medical help arrives.

Overdose Prevention Act & Good Samaritan Law
A person who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance for him or herself or someone else experiencing a drug overdose is immune from being : arrested, charged, prosecuted, or convicted for obtaining, possessing, using, being under the influence of, or failing to make lawful disposition of, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance. The Good Samaritan Law does not protect people from arrest for other offenses, such as selling or trafficking drugs, possession with intent to distribute or driving while drugged.
Treatment Options – Contract with Union County 
New Hope Foundation 80 Conover Rd, Marlboro Township , NJ 07746 732 946-3030
Turning Point, Inc. Barnert Medical Arts Complex, 680 Broadway #104, Paterson, NJ 07514 973-239-9400 
Would you like to be trained in administering Narcan?
JSAS Healthcare  732-988-8877
Prevention Links  732-381-4100
For more information
Please e-mail info@preventionlinks.org