HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — It can happen to someone you love, and you may only have minutes to help save their life. Drug overdoses claim many lives, but there are ways you can help prevent a death.
Suffolk County Legislator Anthony Piccirillo, Suffolk County Emergency Medical Services, and the Holtsville Fire Department will host free Narcan Overdose Prevention Training.
Narcan can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency.
The training will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. The program will take place at Holtsville Fire Department at 1025 Waverly Ave. in Holtsville.
This approximately one-hour class will consist of a presentation that discusses the opioid epidemic, the risk factors for opioid addiction and overdose, and how to recognize and respond to a suspected opioid overdose.
All attendees will receive a naloxone (Narcan) emergency kit at the end of the program.
Space is limited. RSVP by emailing LegislatorAnthonyPiccirillo@gmail.com.