What Are Opioids?
- Medline Plus: Opioid Abuse and Addiction
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose
- Johns Hopkins Medicine: What Are Opioids?
In-person Naloxone training for library staff members will be held on November 14, 2019 at Gloucester County Library (Greenwich Branch) and December 16, 2019 at Monmouth County Library headquarters. You can find more information and a registration form here.
WebJunction is hosting a webinar titled “Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis” on October 30, 2019 from 3:00-4:00pm. This webinar will present examples from new case studies of libraries that are serving as active partners in addressing the opioid crisis in their communities. Visit the WebJunction website to register to attend live and to view archived recording, slides, and supplementary documents after the event takes place.
Visit the New Jersey State Library’s Continuing Education page for links to other upcoming training and events to learn more.
The State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services maintains a Community Naloxone Training Schedule.
Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Division of Addiction Psychiatry offers regular training and free naloxone nasal spray kits at the following locations:
|310 Main Street 1st Floor Suite #6 Toms River, NJ 08753||First Monday of every month (starting August 2019)||1:30pm|
|Integrity House Academy Building 1091-1093 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102||Last Monday of every month||12:30pm|
|Camden area (for local registration, email Patty DiRenzo at email@example.com)||Last Tuesday of every month||12:30pm|
|George St. New Brunswick location||First Friday of every month||12:30pm|
To register, please call or email:
Trish Dooley Budsock, MA, LPC, CTTS
Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis in Collaboration with Their Communities: An Introduction By Michele Coleman and Lynn Silipigni Connaway
The nation is experiencing an opioid epidemic. As communities across the country feel the epidemic’s impact, public health and human service organizations are implementing responses that include healthcare, education, law enforcement and the judicial system, emergency services, drug and addiction counseling, and community services. Public libraries around the country are choosing to be part of this response.
With funding from a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, OCLC and the Public Library Association will identify, synthesize, and share knowledge and resources that will help public libraries and their community partners develop effective strategies and community-driven coalitions that work together to address the opioid epidemic in America. This project is called, “Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities.” This article is the first of two about the project and it focuses on the issues and preliminary themes surfacing in interviews with library staff and the partners. A second article will focus on the data analysis and overall findings
Facebook: Libraries and the Opioid Crisis
New Jersey Opioid Statistics
- New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Mental Health Association in New Jersey
- New Jersey State Library Health and Medical Resources LibGuide
- Directory of Addiction Services Treatment Facilities
- Recovery and Support Groups
- NJ Connect for Recovery 1-855-652-3737
- Family Support Meetings
If you have questions or suggestions for information to include in this guide, email Andrea Levandowski.