A free educational seminar about naloxone, hosted by The Counseling Center at Clark, NJ
The mission of The Counseling Center at Clark to help people with addiction, both through recovery support and with education. The Counseling Center strives to be a strong participant in the continuum of care within New jersey, while working to remove the stigma associated with addiction and addiction disorders.
The drug naloxone (commonly seen as a product called Narcan) can reverse the effects of opiates and opioids (including heroin and many prescription pain killers) almost immediatey when administered intravenously (with a needle). Emergency responders have carried naloxone for many years, administering it under physician supervision when called to a scene of an overdose. Poison Control or emergency medical staff would rely on the availability of narcan as an emergency measure to counter an overdose, where death from overdose was likely.
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Naloxone is Now More Available
As New Jersey suffered a rise in heroin and opioid overdoses, regulators tested programs that expanded the availability of naloxone as a life-saving drug. Recently they have further relaxed the regulations, and naloxone kits are available for use in the home, in many cases.
Is Naloxone the Answer to Heroin Addiction?
There are many questions related to heroin overdose, prevention, and addiction treatment that are not answered by a powerful emergency antidote like naloxone.
Tom Roskin, Marketing Representative for The Counseling Center, has coordinated with Clinical Director Michael Chenkin, JSAS Healthcare, and Prevention Links to bring this popular event back for another training session. Clinical and administrative staff of The Counseling Center at Clark will be on-hand during the event to answer questions about addiction disorders, treatment options, and how families and community members can better understand the role of naloxone in addiction and addiction treatment.
Come Learn More at the Seminar in Clark on August 1
This free seminar will provide detailed information about naloxone, including how and when it can properly be used to reverse overdose. The seminar will also address the rights and responsibilities of those seeeking to utilize naloxone kits in emergencies. Free nalxone kits will be available to participants, in accordance with regulations, and guidelines from the sponsors supplying the free kits.
The Counseling Center at Clark is an outpatient mental health & addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, dual-diagnosis, addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders associated with addiction and substance use.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an intense, focused experience designed to enable sober and productive living, utilizing evidence-based, state of the art treatment methods combined with 12 Step principles.
Eligibility is based on a clinical assessment. The first step is to call us to schedule an appointment, or use this convenient and confidential form. Now offering Saturday assessments!