Participants learned how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose, how to spot signs of an opioid overdose, and received updates on new ways to treat addiction.

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D-Plainview), Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D-Freeport) and Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Lawrence), Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) and Debra Mulé (D-Freeport) Freeport ) recently partnered with the Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (LICADD) to hold a naloxone training session in the Legislative Chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building.

During sessions moderated by LICADD prevention and education trainer Alexandra Hougnou, participants received instruction on how to inject naloxone intranasally to reverse an overdose, learned how to spot signs of an opioid overdose, and received information about The latest information on new drug overdoses. Ways to treat addiction. After the workshop, each participant received two doses of an overdose antidote.

“No part of our society is immune to the disease of addiction, and it’s important that we all remain vigilant and ready to respond in the event of a drug overdose,” said lawmaker Drucker. Every resident who joins us in the legislature and is trained in the use of this simple lifesaving tool, we applaud Alexandra and LICADD for their tireless daily efforts on the front lines of the opioid addiction crisis.”

“Thank you to my government colleagues at LICADD for an excellent and informative presentation on how naloxone can be used to combat opioid and substance abuse,” said Legislator Solakis. “As naloxone becomes available over-the-counter, we must work hard to ensure that it is affordable. Until then, please contact LICADD directly for free naloxone training and other important information for families and individuals who may be in crisis resource.”

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