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 to recognize the signs and symptoms of a drug overdose and how to save the life of a loved one, as it continues public trainings across the County in 2014.

“When it comes to our children, siblings, spouses and other loved ones, one death related to substance abuse is one too many,” said County Executive Mangano.  “Training participants will learn how to administer a life-saving, overdose reversal agent called Naloxone, or Narcan, through a simple nasal spray.  At the end of the hour-and-a-half long training, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a free Narcan kit.  It could be the difference between life and death.”

Since becoming state certified in 2012, Nassau County’s Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services has trained 1,000 ordinary citizens to administer Narcan and save lives. No prior medical training is necessary.

The Narcan trainings will take place from 7pm to 9pm on:

Dec 12, 2013 at Temple Am Echad, One Saperstein Plaza, Lynbrook

Jan. 8, 2014 at St Joseph Hospital, 4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage

Feb. 5, 2014 at East Rockaway High School, 443 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway.

Anyone interested in attending any of the Narcan training classes, please RSVP to Eden Laikin at Nassau County at elaikin@nassaucountyny.gov or 516-571-6105 or 227-7028.

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