Opioid Overdose Prevention Network

In 2018, nearly 47,000 thousand people in the United States died from an opioid overdose. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Network (OOPN) was developed by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in partnership with the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to combat this crisis. The program receives real-time, statewide information about drug overdoses from the state’s police fusion center. This allows OOPN to deploy prevention interventions including trainings and distribution of naloxone to impacted areas. 

Mission: 

Prevent opioid overdose deaths by empowering community members to respond appropriately to opioid overdose situations.

Goal:

Provide free education and free naloxone kits to allow community members to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.  

Impact:

Since the inception of the program in 2017, we have provided training and naloxone kits to over 11,000 professionals, students, and community members in New Jersey.

*IMPORTANT NARCAN NOTICE*

NOTICE:  The manufacturer of NARCAN® has received approval from the FDA to extend the shelf life of all versions of NARCAN® Nasal Spray by 12 months. Expiration dates on NARCAN® received from attending a Rutgers Opioid Overdose Prevention Network training can therefore be extended by 12 months. For example, if your box of NARCAN® has a printed expiration date of December 2021 it is now good through December of 2022. For more information please click here.

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