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Suffolk County Announces Narcan Training Classes

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County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, encourage residents to take advantage of free Opioid Overdose Prevention Program - Narcan Training Classes.

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Still-shot from "Saving One Life At A Time with Narcan at Suffolk's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program" video.

Photo by: MYLITV, via YouTube.

Suffolk County, NY - March 16, 2017 - County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, encourage residents to take advantage of free 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.

“Our goal is to  distribute overdose kits to as many individuals as possible so that they can assist our EMS system in saving lives and strengthening the community’s chain of survival,” said Dr. Tomarken.

The classes will take place as follows:

Port Jefferson Station
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium
Comsewogue High School
565 Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station
For more information please contact: 631-852-6109.
Includes “The Ugly Truth” Heroin and Prescription Drug Education program
***Some information is graphic in nature. Parental Discretion Advised

Middle Island
Wednesday,  March 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.  
Longwood Middle School
41 Yaphank Middle Island Road, Middle Island, NY
For more information please contact: 631-852-6109.
Includes “The Ugly Truth” Heroin and Prescription Drug Education program
***Some information is graphic in nature. Parental Discretion Advised

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