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Free Narcan kits, training offered through January

Since September, 237 residents in Ocean and Monmouth counties have learned how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, or Narcan, to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

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Helping NJ Heroin Overdose Victims [AUDIO]

A pilot program, currently operating in Ocean and Monmouth counties, that calls for police officers to carry and administer the drug Narcan to heroin overdose victims has been so successful in saving lives that it's being expanded across the Garden State.

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(Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Narcan Distributed to Police Departments [AUDIO/VIDEO]

Months after it was first announced, police departments throughout Monmouth County are beginning to supply officers with the heroin overdose antidote drug nalaxone, also known as Narcan.

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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Heroin OD Antidote Gains Momentum

As deaths from heroin and powerful painkillers skyrocket nationwide, governments and clinics in New Jersey and elsewhere are working to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose into the hands of more paramedics, police officers and the people advocates say are the most critical group - people who abuse drugs, and their friends and families.

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North NJ Man Charged in Fatal Drug Overdose

Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man caused a 19-year-old man's fatal overdose.

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Authorities Monitoring Camden Heroin Overdoses

A rash of heroin overdoses this week has law enforcement officials in Camden worried that drug users may be at risk from unusually potent drugs.

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Authorities Concerned About Camden Heroin Overdoses

A rash of heroin overdoses has law enforcement officials in Camden worried that drug users may be at risk from unusually potent drugs.

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