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Naloxone Access Program

The College of New Jersey, through the support of the NJ Department of Health Services (NJDHS), is able to provide Naloxone (Narcan) kits to our campus community. Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication, can save lives. In an effort to ensure easy access on campus, we have developed a Naloxone Access Program.

Students, staff, and faculty can receive free Naloxone (Narcan) kits. Individuals who would like a free Naloxone (Narcan) kit must first view an online training or attend an in-person educational training session. See the information below for training opportunities.

How to Get a Free Naloxone Kit

TCNJ students, staff, and faculty can participate in Naloxone (Narcan) training through either completing an online training module or attending an in-person training session.  

More information on an online Naloxone (Narcan) Training Module will be coming soon.

Individuals who would like a free naloxone kit must complete an online training. Once completed the individual may present their certificate of training completion to one of the Narcan distribution sites on campus. Students may also attend an in-person training which are typically held on campus once a semester. For more information on our next in-person training, please email Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services at aodsupport@tcnj.edu.

After completing your online training, you can bring your certificate to one of the locations listed below and pick up your free Naloxone (Narcan) kit.

Student Health Services (SHS)                                                                                                                                                      Eickhoff Hall Room 107                                                                                                                                                                      Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm                                                                                                                                                            Walk-in pick-ups welcome                                                                                                                                                            609.771.2889

Alcohol and Drug Support Services (AOD)                                                                                                                                    Forcina Hall 308                                                                                                                                                                              Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm                                                                                                                                                    Walk-in pick-ups welcome                                                                                                                                                              609.771.2572

Dean of Students Office                                                                                                                                                                    Brower Student Center Suite 220                                                                                                                                                    Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm                                                                                                                                                        Walk-in pick-ups welcome                                                                                                                                                              609.771.2780

Campus Police                                                                                                                                                                                  Administrative Services Building                                                                                                                                                            24 hours a day walk-in pick-ups welcome

For community-based training for family and friends, click here.

Learn More About Naloxone

Naloxone is commonly called Narcan. It is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose.  It is called an opioid antagonist. This means that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, and other prescription opioid medications.

It can save a person’s life when given to a person showing signs of an opioid overdose.  It is important to know that naloxone (Narcan) is a temporary treatment, and its effects do not last long. Therefore it is critical to obtain medical assistance as soon as possible after administering/receiving naloxone (Narcan). 

Naloxone (Narcan) is effective if opioids are misused in combination with other sedatives or stimulants. It is not effective in treating an overdose of benzodiazepines or stimulant overdosing involving cocaine or amphetamines unless they are laced with fentanyl. 

Naloxone (Narcan) is given intranasally (into the nose) using a spray autoinjector.

For more information, including a naloxone fact sheet and other statewide training opportunities, visit NJ’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Naloxone.

Contact

Alcohol and Drug Support Services
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

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