DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

  • July 29, 2015
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(July 29, 2015) – DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced yesterday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for […]

EVZIO Naloxone Training on July 24

EVZIO Naloxone Training on July 24

FREE EVZIO Naloxone training on Friday, July 24 – 7:00 pm at Humble Beginnings Outpatient 1930 Marlton Pk E Building T Cherry Hill NJ 08003 The training is being hosted by The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation – Please contact Patty DiRenzo to register at pdirenzo@hotmail.com

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (July-August 2015)

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (July-August 2015)

  Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose? The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote Narcan® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to […]

Naloxone Training in Camden County

Naloxone Training in Camden County

Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose? The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote Narcan® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone […]

“Street Drug” Causing Life-Threatening Reactions

“Street Drug” Causing Life-Threatening Reactions

The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), a division of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health of the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University Biomedical Health Sciences along with state health officials are warning people not to use products sold as synthetic marijuana (often called spice, k2, etc.). In the […]

Task Force Speaks to Camden County College Police Academy

Task Force Speaks to Camden County College Police Academy

Task force member Patty DiRenzo spoke to recruits on April 1st at the Camden County College Police Academy about her son Sal, who she lost to an overdose in September 2010. Her presentation is part of the Addiction Awareness Task Force’s mission to raise awareness about the addiction epidemic and reduce stigma about the disease. […]

Event | April 1, 2015: “Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice”

Seabrook House is offering a complimentary Continuing Education Event with NJSAM “Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice” Presented by: Joseph Ranieri, DO, ABAM • Medical Director – Seabrook House Hosted by Camden County College Click here to download the flyer Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM www.seabrookhouse.org CME Provided […]

Free Narcan Trainings

Free Narcan Trainings

Learn “hands on” how to recognize an overdose and how to administer the Narcan antidote, as well as information on rescue breathing. Attendees will be trained by a registered nurse from South Jersey Aids Alliance. Each attendee will receive a free kit that includes 2 syringes, 2 vials of Narcan, a mouth protector, handheld step […]

RX Drop Boxes Are New Tool to Combat Opiate Abuse

RX Drop Boxes Are New Tool to Combat Opiate Abuse

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are now located across Camden County to provide residents with a free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and prevent these potentially dangerous expired and unused prescription drugs to fall into the wrong hands. “Everyone should check their medicine cabinet for unwanted prescription drugs that expire and become […]

Amendments to Overdose Law Would Shield EMTs

Amendments to Overdose Law Would Shield EMTs

When Chris O’Brien’s phone rang near 1 a.m., the Audubon man, certified to administer heroin overdose antidote, rushed to Collingswood where a girl he had never met was unresponsive and running out of time. Days earlier he gave his number to a stranger on a chance she’d reach out for addiction resources. He never thought […]