Overdose Prevention Campaign

In New Jersey, overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death.  These deaths are preventable.

The campaign began by advocating for the Overdose Prevention Act, which was signed into law on May 2, 2013, creating vital policies to help avoid needless overdose deaths in our state. In addition to encouraging overdose witnesses to call 911 by providing Good Samaritan legal protections to overdose victims and those seeking help, the law also allows doctors to provide the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone (Narcan®), to anyone who may be in a position to assist in an overdose emergency. Those who prescribe, dispense and administer naloxone are protected from civil and criminal liability. To read more about this victory, click here.

Now that the law is in effect, thousands of lives have been saved and we are doing the important work of implementation. In order to continue to save as many lives as possible, we must spread the word among all stakeholders, including law enforcement, the medical community, and the general public. Join us in supporting life-saving overdose prevention policies.

Learn more about how the Overdose Prevention Act is being implemented among these stakeholders: