Town Offers Free Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training Seminar on April 2nd

Town Offers Free Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training Seminar on April 2nd

To help save lives and further combat the ongoing opioid epidemic on Long Island, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Louis B. Imbroto today announced a free Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training Seminar will take place on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm at the William P. Bennett Community Center in Hicksville, located at 28 West Carl Street.  The program will be moderated by the YES Community Counseling Center.

“My administration has made addressing the ongoing opioid epidemic on Long Island a top priority and began training Public Safety Officers and other Town employees to administer an overdose reversal agent.  Together with the YES Community Counseling Center, we continue to host Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training Seminars for residents to learn the warning signs of drug addiction, obtain information on available treatment options, and learn how to reverse the fatal effects of an opioid overdose by administering a life-saving antidote,” Supervisor Saladino said.  “Whether you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or not, we invite you to join us on April 2nd for the betterment of our community.”

The overdose reversal agent known as Narcan is administered through a nasal spray, and is provided by the YES Community Counseling Center at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.  Under New York State law, residents can administer Narcan in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability.

Councilman Imbroto stated, “Through initiatives like this, we can and will continue to save lives and keep families whole.  Together with the YES Community Counseling Center, the Town of Oyster Bay is strengthening our community in its battle with drug use and working with mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and neighbors to identify warning signs and provide help to those struggling with addiction.”

This free Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training Seminar is available to all residents.  No prior medical experience is necessary to participate.  All trainees will receive a Certificate of Completion.  Anyone can attend, but seating is limited.  Please RSVP to Esther Alter at ealter@oysterbay-ny.gov or call (516) 624-6380.