The Facts

The Facts

New Jersey

  • Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death 
  • Almost 6,000 people have died from drug overdoses in NJ since 2004. - Drug Policy Alliance 
  • That’s more than 1 person every day.
  • May 2, 2013 Overdose Prevention Act was passed in the state of New Jersey
Two essential parts to this act are:
1)  The broadened use of Naloxone to reverse opioid overdose
2)  The protection from prosecution offered to individuals reporting an overdose
 
  • At least 17 states including NJ presently allow the public to have Naloxone. Many other states are considering legislation.