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Slight Decrease in Nassau Deaths from Heroin and other Opiates

By Eden Laikin The number of fatal overdoses in Nassau County appears to be decreasing slightly since 2016, and more residents are being saved with the opioid overdose antidote, Narcan, this year – records show. According to Nassau County Police … Continue reading

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Mangano Offers Free Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar in Roslyn

Mineola, NY –  Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton will join with Port Washington Police and St. Francis Hospital to invite residents to attend a free Overdose Prevention Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7pm-9pm … Continue reading

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Mangano: More lives saved, less overdose deaths in September

At least 45 people were saved from overdoses in Nassau last month – revived either by members of the Nassau Police Department or local volunteer fire departments – or by civilians who County officials trained to administer Narcan – the … Continue reading

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MANGANO – COUNTY PROGRAM SAVES LIVES; SCHOOLS URGED TO DO SAME

By Eden Laikin County Executive Ed Mangano said today that at least 50 people, who received lifesaving training by Nassau officials over the past 5 years, have reported using those skills – and the lifesaving medication they were given – … 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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Mangano Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today recognized International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held on August 31st each year, aimed at raising awareness to the fact that the tragedy of overdose deaths is preventable. On … Continue reading

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Mangano And Police Officials Announce New Statistics on Heroin & Cocaine Deaths and Major Recovery Expo

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder today released statistics showing a significant uptick in deaths caused by cocaine, when used with other drugs like Heroin or Fentanyl, at a press conference at the Theodore … Continue reading

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