Tag Archives: overdose prevention

Mangano Supports Bill That Will Increase Access to Life-Saving Medication

By Eden Laikin The State Senate this week voted unanimously for a bill that would vastly expand access to a life-saving medication called naloxone (Narcan), which can prevent overdose deaths involving heroin and prescription opioids, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano … Continue reading

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NASSAU OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE IN DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION EFFORTS IN LONG BEACH

Nassau County officials yesterday joined with members of the Long Beach Police Department for a roundtable discussion on the Heroin and pain pill epidemic, which has claimed the lives of 12 residents in the City by the Sea since January … Continue reading

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Nassau Officials Attend Long Beach Rally to Fight Heroin Abuse

By Eden Laikin More than 50 concerned Long Beach residents came together today to discuss a plan of attack on the Heroin abuse crisis, days after 2 members of the community died of drug overdoses. Some attendees spoke about their … Continue reading

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MANGANO OFFERS NARCAN TRAINING TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents over age 18 to become trained overdose prevention responders, with a simple and informative 90-minute lesson and a free life-saving kit. County substance abuse professionals will teach attendees how … Continue reading

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Mangano Announces Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Programs for Red Ribbon Week

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is partnering with various Nassau school districts, PTA’s and Adelphi University to bring drug abuse awareness and life-saving presentations to the attention of parents, students and staff as part of National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23rd-31st.  The presentations … Continue reading

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Nassau County’s Largest ever Health & Wellness Fair

By Eden Laikin Meet several of the players from Nassau’s newest professional sports team, the Cosmos; then take an exercise or Yoga class, perhaps; or join in on a healthy cooking demonstration. Participate in all these activities and more – … Continue reading

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Mangano and Gonsalves Host Drug Overdose Prevention Seminar

By Eden Laikin Provided Free Overdose Reversal Kits to Participants More than 500 average, non-medically trained Long Islanders, are now equipped, and ready, to save a life – thanks to a 90-minute training by Nassau County’s mental health and substance … Continue reading

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Mangano and Gonsalves to Host Drug Overdose Prevention Seminar – Tonight, May 15

Providing Free Overdose Reversal Kits to Participants  Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Legislative Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves invite residents to a free Drug Overdose Prevention Seminar that teaches non-medically trained residents how to save a … Continue reading

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Recognize the Signs of an Overdose and Reverse its Effect.

By Eden Laikin Narcan Flyer 2012 County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with County Legislator Norma Gonsalves and members of Nassau’s prescription drug abuse task force, invite Nassau residents to attend a free training and learn how to save a … Continue reading

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Mangano Joins with Parents of Those Impacted by Prescription Drug Abuse

By Eden Laikin                    Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and his prescription drug abuse task force hosted an Overdose Prevention and Education Workshop on Wednesday that brought together parents, friends, recovering addicts, and treatment professionals to talk about tackling … Continue reading

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