narcan equipment

Behind the counter of Cedar Market locations in Atlantic City are naloxone kits to reverse opioid overdoses.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Residents are invited to a free presentation on the county’s opioid epidemic in July that will include Narcan training, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced.

Those who participate in the training will be issued a free kit containing Narcan and all essential items to potentially help save someone’s life in the event of an overdose caused by opioids.

The Prosecutor’s Office said this training will help educate the community to identify physical traits of these drugs, learn current local street lingo, identify signs of abuse and resource outlets and contacts for persons in need of recovery.

The training also will cover the current state of law enforcement’s role.

There will be representatives from various local prevention and recovery agencies in attendance including: Cape Assist, Cape Counseling, Family Matters, Cape Addiction recovery Services (CARES), South Jersey Aids Alliance, Cooperative Care, and Christians United For Recovery (CURE).

The presentation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Christ Gospel Church, 2209 Route 9 South, in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township.

For any questions, call the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135 and request to speak to Lt. Joseph Landis.

Contact: 609-272-7251 Twitter @clairelowe

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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