Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was joined by County Legislators Michael Venditto and Laura Schaefer in announcing that two more Nassau school districts have joined the list of schools to host a free Opiate Overdose Prevention forum with Narcan training.
Massapequa High School will host a public training on Oct 2; Garden City High School will host one on Oct 9.
A third Narcan training will be held on Oct. 7 at the American Legion Hall in Valley Stream.
All 3 events are from 7pm-9pm and are open to the public. No previous medical experience is needed. Each trainee ages 18 and over will receive a free lifesaving kit containing Narcan at the end of the training. The Narcan is administered through a simple nasal spray.
Narcan, or Naloxone, is a lifesaving antidote which can reverse the fatal effects of an Opioid overdose. Opioids include Heroin, as well as, prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Opana and Morphine.
Each of the trainings includes a panel – made up of substance abuse treatment professionals, drug treatment court personnel, a person recovering from substance abuse and often, a parent who’s lost a child to an overdose – there to answer any questions and provide information on available and helpful resources.
County Executive Mangano urged friends and family members of those misusing or abusing either prescription drugs or illegal substances, to attend one of these lifesaving trainings.
“It could be a matter of life or death,” he said. “My administration continues to dedicate itself to education, awareness and enforcement programs, including our free Narcan training program which is saving lives and keeping families whole.”
To attend one of the free Narcan training seminars or to obtain additional information, please email or call Eden Laikin at firstname.lastname@example.org 516-571-6105.
“Together with schools, community groups, treatment facilities and the public, we are waging a war on drugs,” County Executive Mangano said. “In fact, Nassau is the first county in New York State (outside of New York City), to teach ordinary citizens to administer this lifesaving antidote to those suffering from a prescription drug or heroin overdose. With too many young people falling victim to drug addiction, we must do all that we can to save their lives and put them on the road to recovery so that they can lead normal and productive lives.”
Narcan Training SEMINARS
Offered from 7pm – 9pm
Thurs, Oct 2 Massapequa High School, 4925 Merrick Road
Tues, Oct 7 Valley Stream American Legion Hall 51 Roosevelt Ave
Thurs, Oct 9 Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Avenue