The Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams has stated that "knowing how to use naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life".
Every quarter, Mercer Council and the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County partners with JSAS HealthCare, Inc. to provide Narcan (naloxone) training to anyone interested in this lifesaving medication. This quarter, our training will be held on September 20th at 6 PM. This free training is offered to anyone in the community ages 15 and up, and is particularly important for anyone who is or is associated with someone who is taking prescribed opioids, uses opioids such as fentanyl or heroin, or is in the healthcare industry. We encourage anyone who is concerned with a loved one, works with at-risk populations, or is just curious to understand how this medication works to attend this training. This interesting, quick-paced class is less than an hour and a half long, and everyone who receives the training will leave with a kit containing a 4mg dose of Narcan, and instructions on how to refill their supply if needed. Registration is requested, as supplies are limited to the first 30 participants. Please register through our EventBrite here: Narcan Training Sept 20
Mercer Council is a provider and partner in prevention for over 40 years, and with the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, they continue to provide and diversify prevention education throughout Mercer County.