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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Mangano, Mackenzie & Deriggi-Whitton Offer Free Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar In Locust Valley

To help save lives and combat the heroin epidemic, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislators Donald MacKenzie and Delia DeRiggi-Whitton are partnering with the Locust Valley Fire Department, Atlantic Steamer Fire Company No. 1 and Youth & Family Counseling Agency to host a free Overdose Prevention Seminar on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 228 Buckram Road in Locust Valley. Residents will learn how to administer Naloxone - the lifesaving antidote that can reverse the fatal effects of an Opiate overdose. They will also learn the warning signs of drug addiction, treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more.

“Through education, awareness enforcement and treatment, my administration and the Heroin Prevention Task Force are diligently combatting heroin and opioid abuse throughout Nassau,” said County Executive Mangano. “These free Overdose Prevention Seminars continue to help save lives and keep families whole.”

At least 200 Nassau residents died from heroin and prescription painkillers in 2015. Hundreds more were saved from overdoses by those trained to administer Naloxone. Naloxone has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades, to save lives. But a little known 2006 State law allows citizens to administer Naloxone in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability. Nassau County has already provided Naloxone training for more than 6,750 people since 2012. At least 37 trainees have reported using that knowledge - and the Naloxone kit they were given - to revive someone overdosing on Heroin or painkillers, and save their lives. Naloxone is administered through a nasal spray, and is provided at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.

Social Work and OASAS Continuing Education Credits are available for the training, as the Nassau County Office of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency - and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County - is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

All residents are welcome to attend. Seating is limited. To attend the two-hour workshop provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, please RSVP to elaikin@nassaucountyny.gov. For dates and locations of additional Overdose Prevention Seminars, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdose.

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