County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health James Tomarken are encouraging residents to take advantage of scheduled Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Narcan training classes.

The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan. The classes will take place as follows:

Monday, June 20, 2016 – 6-7 p.m.
Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services,
Office of Health Education
725 Veterans Highway, Bldg. C-928 Hauppauge, NY 11788
RSVP to Wanda Ortiz:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – 6-8 p.m.
Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Community Narcan training will be presented by the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and Ammon Analytical Laboratories.
For more information, contact Angela Brooks at 516-747-2606 or Advance reservations are required.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Ave.
Brentwood, NY 11717
“The Ugly Truth,” Operation Medicine Cabinet and Narcan training will be presented by Suffolk County Police Department and Legislator Monica Martinez.

For more information, contact Community Liaison Officer Eiffel Ramirez at the 3rd Precinct: 631-603-8946 or 631-854-8308.

To learn more about the program, watch “Saving One Life at a Time with Narcan at Suffolk's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.”

Additional links:
Suffolk County Health Services on Facebook
Suffolk County Health Services on Twitter