(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview), Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) and Legislators Carrié Solages (D – Lawrence), Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) and Debra Mulé (D – Freeport) partnered with the Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (LICADD) to host a Narcan training session in the Legislative chambers of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building on Tuesday, June 27.
During the session, which was led by Alexandra Hougnou, a Prevention and Education Trainer at LICADD, participants received instruction on how to administer intranasal Naloxone to reverse an overdose, learned how to spot the signs of an opiate overdose, and received an update on new approaches to treating addiction. After the workshop, each participant received two doses of the overdose antidote.
“No portion of our society is spared from the disease of addiction, and it is important for all of us to remain vigilant and prepared to respond in the event of an overdose,” Legislator Drucker said. “I am thankful to every resident who joined us at the Legislature to be trained in the use of this simple, lifesaving tool, and we all applaud Alexandra and LICADD for their tireless daily efforts on the front lines of the opioid addiction crisis.”
“Thank you to LICADD any my colleagues in government for hosting an excellent and informative presentation on how to use Narcan in the fight against opioids and drug abuse, “Legislator Solages said. “When Narcan becomes available over the counter, we must work hard to make sure that the price of it will be affordable. Until then, please reach out directly to LICADD for free Narcan training and access to other important resources for families and individuals who may be in crisis.”
Visit https://www.licadd.org/ to learn more about scheduling a Narcan training session in your community.
PHOTO CAPTION – From left – Legislator Drucker, Alexandra Hougnou from LICADD, and Legislator Solages in the Legislative Chamber on Tuesday, June 27.
PHOTO CREDIT – Office of the Nassau County Legislature Minority Caucus