New Jersey 's Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Essays
Current efforts against overdose in New Jersey
Currently, New Jersey is working on a program known as New Jersey’s Opioid Overdose Recovery Program. The Department of Human Services initiated this pilot program in 2016. This program hires former opioid addicts and overdose survivors, who are now recovery experts, to speak to current overdose survivors while they are still in the emergency room. The recovery experts were all saved by timely administration of Narcan. Narcan is a safe and effective way to reverse an overdose of opioids (Clark, 2014). In New Jersey, stores like Walgreens and CVS are planning to start providing Narcan without a prescription by the end of 2016.
Another effort against overdose in New Jersey is the Alternatives to Opiates Program (ALTO). ALTO…