Narcan Training and NJ Naloxone Distribution

In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, MCLS is participating in New Jersey’s Naloxone Distribution Program – designed to ensure communities across Mercer County impacted by the opioid epidemic have low-barrier access to Naloxone (Narcan).

“Specifically, Naloxone is used in opioid overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally. Naloxone is a nonscheduled (i.e., non-addictive), prescription medication. Naloxone only works if a person has opioids in their system; the medication has no effect if opioids are absent.”

Each of the nine MCLS branches has kits available for distribution. No prescription is needed to access Narcan from the MCLS branches. A kit includes a supply of Naloxone with instructions, as well as educational information and resources.

Under the Good Samaritan Law, a person calling in good faith in the event of an opioid related overdose is immune from arrest, charges, and prosecution. Learn more at

Resources: Opioid Crises and Harm Reduction

Suggested resources provided by Outreach and Harm Reduction Services, Mercer County Department of Addiction Services.


The following books are all available to borrow from our branches. Please click or tap the blue, underlined title for the item’s listing in our catalog.


None of these documentaries are available from our catalog. In order to watch, you will need to follow the information provided below.

  • Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy. 2021. Directed by Stanley Nelson. Available only on Netflix with a subscription.
  • The Crime of the Century. 2021. Directed by Alex Gibney. Available only on HBO Max with a subscription.


All of the following presentations are available for free on YouTube. Please click or tap the blue, underlined title to take you straight to the video presentation.


Treatment and Providers in Mercer County