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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Nicolello, Phillips, and Ehrbar Offer Free Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar In Williston Park

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Nicolello, Phillips, and Ehrbar Offer Free Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar In Williston Park

To help save lives and combat the Heroin epidemic, Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard J. Nicolello, New York State Senator Elaine Phillips, and Village of Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar recently sponsored a free Overdose Prevention Seminar at Williston Park’s Village Hall. Residents learned how to administer the lifesaving antidote known as Narcan and reverse the fatal effects of an Opiate overdose.  Attendees also learned the warning signs of drug addiction, available treatment options, and listened to a panel who shared personal stories of recovery.

A 2006 State law allows ordinary citizens to administer Narcan in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability. Nassau County has already provided Narcan training for more than 3,600 people since 2012. At least a dozen trainees have used that knowledge - and a Narcan kit - to revive someone overdosing on Heroin or painkillers, and save their lives. Narcan is administered through a nasal spray, and is provided at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.

No prior medical experience is necessary to participate in the training. All trainees will receive a certificate of completion.  For more information please visit:

www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining

Shown in the photo above from left to right are: Village of Williston Park Trustee William O’Brien, New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra, Director of Program Development at the Mental Health Association of Nassau County David Hymowitz, Senator Phillips, Village of Williston Park Mayor Ehrbar, Presiding Officer Nicolello, and Village of Williston Park Trustee Michael Uttaro.

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