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Posted on: March 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Legislator Kopel invites you to attend an Overdose Prevention Community Forum

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Legislator Kopel invites you to attend an
Overdose Prevention Community Forum

Monday, March 20, 2017 • 7:00 - 9:00 PMEast Rockaway Fire Dept./hose Co. #1 – 13 Grant Ave., East Rockaway

You can save the life of a loved one from overdose!

Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. And those are only the ones we know of – the ones directly caused by heroin or prescription painkillers such as Percoset or Oxycodone. If you don’t think it can happen to someone you care about, please think again. Overdoses can happen to anyone.

Legislator Howard J. Kopel is sponsoring this event to teach residents what to do in case of an overdose and to help train residents how to administer the life-saving, overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone, or “NARCAN.” NARCAN is the antidote to an opioid overdose and attendees will receive a free kit.

SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

To reserve your seat and free NARCAN kit, please register online at:www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining

Please note that Social Work & OASAS CE credits are available. “Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County SW CPE is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0083.

For more information visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdose

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