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Posted on: October 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Legislators Drucker and Lafazan Partner to Host “Fireside Chat on Substance Abuse and Addiction"

Legislators Arnold W. Drucker and Joshua Lafazan
Partner to Host “Fireside Chat on Substance Abuse and Addiction”

Legislators Drucker and Lafazan Partner to Host Fireside Chat on Substance Abuse and Addiction

(JERICHO, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) partnered with Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury), the Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force and Blake Cohen, co-founder of Next Level Recovery, to host a “Fireside Chat on Substance Abuse and Addiction” at the Jericho Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 23.

During the event, Legislator Drucker joined best-selling author and certified addiction professional Blake Cohen to discuss how best to assist loved ones struggling with addiction, how to talk about it, and what addiction does to the brain. 

“At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, drug overdose deaths reached the highest level that Nassau County has ever recorded - an alarming development that experts at the CDC attribute to the pandemic and the increasing number of overdoses involving potent synthetic drugs like fentanyl,” Legislator Drucker said. “I hope that this powerful presentation offered those in attendance with new insights in our ongoing battle to treat addiction and prevent substance abuse in our region.”

PHOTO CREDIT – Office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker

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