Narcan

Narcan is a brand of nalaxone, an opioid reversal and antidote medication. Narcan comes in 4-mg nasal sprays.

A Narcan training course will be offered Tuesday in Woodbine for people who want to learn how to use the opioid reversal drug.

The free information and training session, sponsored by Woodbine AARP Chapter 5292, will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbine Community Center, 812 Longfellow Street. There will be free kits available to people who complete the training.

Narcan is a brand name of naloxone, a drug that blocks and even reverses the sedative and respiratory-inhibiting effects caused by opioids, including heroin.

The course will go over how to recognize when someone is suffering from an overdose and how to administer the Narcan nasal spray.

Officials said additional Narcan training will be offered throughout Cape May County and dates have yet to be determined.

Community members, first responders and law enforcement administered Narcan 33 times in Cape May County from January to March 2017, according to the New Jersey State Police Forensics Lab, but addiction experts say the actual number is likely much higher since not all overdose saves are reported.

To register for the training event, call Joanna Dugan at 856-263-8193 or email uta.narcan@verizon.net.

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