Check out our Executive Director and Associate Director from last week’s Epiphany Community Services Retreat. Christopher Goeke and Melody Runyon presented on the development of prevention to recovery as a continuum. They discussed how prevention as we knew it has been re-designed. Morris County Prevention is Key has transformed itself from a “prevention services only” agency into a multi-faceted leader in the areas of Community-based Recovery Support, Relapse Prevention, Peer Training & Mobilization, D & A Prevention, Advocacy and Cross-Systems Collaboration.
Quick action by a QuickChek manager, Morris Plains Police, and Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, saved a 35-year-old woman who was overdosing on heroin in a bathroom of the convenience store on West Hanover Ave.
Morris Plains officers used Narcan, which counters the effects of opioids in overdose cases. This was the first time Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, the office’s Narcan coordinator, who, along with others, conducts heroin seminars in the community, saw Narcan being used to save a life. Seabury heard the sound of someone falling inside the bathroom while waiting, and after calling to the woman, and announcing they would be coming in, found an unresponsive, blue-faced woman on the floor.
Seabury said the number of Narcan uses is rising- In just 5 months so far this year, police have logged 49 overdose reversals, more than all of 2015.