Linden, N.J. (November 1, 2018) – As part of their commitment to the fight against the opioid epidemic, Ammon Labs, in partnership with The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation (TOPAC) hosted a Naloxone training session for City of Linden employees earlier today. Designed to rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, Naloxone is a powerful tool to help stem the deadly scourge of opioid-related overdose deaths confronting our state.
Mayor Derek Armstead was joined by members of the city’s police, fire, and public works departments to learn firsthand how they can harness this lifesaving tool. The training, held at Ammon Labs’ corporate headquarters in Linden, N.J. provided the City of Linden employees with the skills needed to directly impact the community they serve and provide residents with the chance for a second life. TOPAC, a private, non-profit agency dedicated to educating community members about the Overdose Prevention Act and providing training in the administration of Naloxone, facilitated the training.
Throughout the first ten months of 2018, New Jersey is on pace for a record-breaking number of opioid-related overdose deaths by the end of the year. If not for the introduction of opioid overdose reversal medication, Naloxone, that number could be even higher.
Designed to rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, Naloxone is a powerful tool to help stem the deadly scourge of opioid-related overdose deaths confronting our state. For thousands of residents in N.J., the successful use of Naloxone has helped them receive a second life and pursue treatment for their opioid addictions. For these individuals, the prompt and correct use of Naloxone was truly the difference between life and death. The scope of the ongoing opioid crisis has shown that anyone can be a lifesaver if equipped with the right tools like Naloxone and the right training.