Senator Venditto Sponsors an Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Training Program in Seaford

A free Overdose Prevention and Naloxone (Narcan) Training Program was recently held at Seaford High School.

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(L to R): Rita Matalone (Friends of Wantagh-Seaford), District Court Judge David McAndrews, Leg. Steve Rhoads, and Senator Michael Venditto speak at the Narcan training program at Seaford High School.

Seaford, NY - October 31, 2016 - Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I-8th Senate District), in
partnership with Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Legislator Steve Rhoads, the Seaford School District and Friends of Wantagh-Seaford, recently held a free Overdose Prevention and Naloxone (Narcan) Training Program at Seaford High School.  Participants learned how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an Opioid overdose and administer the lifesaving antidote Naloxone.

“Heroin and prescription drug abuse are affecting individuals, families and communities across Long Island and New York State.  I continue working together with local elected officials, community representatives and substance abuse agencies to offer residents free programs like Naloxone training and substance abuse awareness in order to help fight this deadly epidemic and save lives.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this program and I will keep working hard for the individuals and families affected by drug addiction through legislation so they have the resources to overcome this disease," said Senator Venditto.

“We are grateful to Senator Venditto and the representatives from Nassau County who helped us to host a successful opiate awareness and Narcan training on the evening of October 26th in the Seaford School District.  The service agencies that participated, the heart wrenching family stories offered by the volunteer presenters, and the informative training contributed to a very successful evening.  We pray the information shared will help to save some lives going forward.  We look forward to future partnerships with our local officials that can bring important and necessary information to our school district and community,” said Superintendent Brian Conboy.