Suffolk County announces opioid overdose prevention classes

Training includes administration of intranasal naloxone

County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, are encouraging residents to take advantage of scheduled Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes.

The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal naloxone and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal naloxone. The classes will take place as follows:

Hauppauge

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6 pm to 7 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm.

Sponsored by Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence THRIVE Recovery, Community & Outreach Center
1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102
Hauppauge, NY 11749
Contact: 631-979-1700


Miller Place

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker
North Shore Youth Council & Miller Place School District
Miller Place High School Auditorium,

15 Memorial Dr.

Miller Place, NY 11764
Contact: 631-854-1600 by October 20


Learn more about the program; watch “Saving One Life at a Time with Narcan at Suffolk’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

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