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Opoid Overdose Prevention Program

 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that drug overdose, mainly due to the increase in non-medical use of prescription pain-relief drugs, is the second leading cause of deaths from unintentional injuries in the United States.

In an effort to reverse this trend in Suffolk County, the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program trains participants how to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take appropriate steps until EMS arrives. Participants (adults only) will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes two doses of Narcan. This free training meets New York State Department of Health requirements. Classes will be held as follows:

Monday, March 16, 2015 -- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 20, 2015 -- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 18, 2015 -- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Suffolk County Department of Health Services
Office of Health Education North County Complex
725 Veterans Highway, Bldg C928, Hauppauge, NY 11788.
RSVP as soon as possible to 631-853-4017 or

Port Jefferson
Friday, March 20, 2015 6:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
Hope House Ministries
1 High Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Call 631-928-2377 for more information
Please register here
Port Jefferson Station
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Comsewogue Public Library
170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY
RSVP as soon as possible to Legislator Hahn’s office at 631-854-1650.

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