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Opioid 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 overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take appropriate steps until EMR arrives. Participants (adults only) will receive certification as Trained Overdose Responders, and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes two doses of Narcan.

This free training meets New York State Department of Health requirements. Click here for a current listing of classes. 


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