Tag Archives: Opioid Overdose

Mangano Offers First Bilingual Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar in Hempstead

By Eden Laikin Mineola, NY –  Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, and the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs, invite residents to attend the County’s first free Bilingual Overdose Prevention Workshop with Naloxone (Narcan) training, on Friday, Dec. 8, … Continue reading

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Nassau County Offers Help for Recovery from Heroin​ Addiction

  Nassau County hosted its first ever Bi-County Recovery Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, August 26th at Einsenhower Park- kicking off National Recovery Month in September. Hundreds of Long Islanders attended the event, which brought together more than 70 recovery-related … Continue reading

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County and State Lawmakers Trained in Overdose Reversal Agent–Narcan

By Eden Laikin Two more lawmakers joined the hundreds of citizens now trained and equipped to save the life of someone overdosing on Heroin or prescription pain pills – and they also received practical information on how to help that … Continue reading

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Mangano’s Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts Could Become State Laws

By: Eden Laikin and Caitlin Kelly Several of the drug abuse prevention initiatives recommended in a 2012 report by Nassau County, have been adopted by New York State’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The proposed legislation – … Continue reading

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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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