Suffolk County, NY - March 8, 2017 - County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health encourage residents to take advantage of scheduled Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Narcan training classes. The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan. The classes will take place as follows:
Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Wyandanch Public Library
14 South 20th St. Wyandanch, NY 11798
This event includes:
Suffolk County Police Department and Wyandanch School District Presentation: “The Ugly Truth” Heroin & Prescription Drug Abuse: What Parents Need to know.
Presentations by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office, Police Department Resource Officer, Police Academy’s E.M.T.U. and Department of Health Services’ Division of Community Mental Hygiene. Suffolk County Police Department staff will discuss how to recognize heroin and prescription drug abuse among teenagers and the actions parents can and should take.
Operation Medicine Cabinet: Bring your expired or unwanted meds for the safe disposal by the Police Department
Resource tables with addiction prevention, treatment and recovery professionals: Experts from the Town of Babylon Drug and Alcohol program, LICADD, Prevention Resource Center, Seafield Center, South Oaks, Hope for Youth, Catholic Charities and others will be available to discuss inpatient/outpatient programs, provide information and answer questions.
For more information please call CLO/COPE Office 631-854-8149.
Learn more about the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program; watch “Saving One Life at a Time with Narcan at Suffolk’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.”