Supervisor Romaine Announces Second NARCAN Training

health2-3-f56a0643db40e414Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine is pleased to announce the next Free Substance Abuse Awareness and Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Training Class (NARCAN). Taught by Suffolk County EMS, the training will be offered on Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the second floor cafeteria at Brookhaven Town Hall.
NARCAN is a medication that can reverse the effects of a drug overdose. Residents ages 18 and older from all Brookhaven communities are welcome to attend. Those interested in participating must RSVP no later than October 21 by calling the Brookhaven Youth Bureau at (631) 451-8011. Due to the limited number of NARCAN kits available, the number of participants for the training program is restricted to the first 100 people.
Approximately 100 residents attended the first NARCAN Training Program sponsored by Brookhaven Town in June. In response to the turnout and high volume of calls the Youth Bureau received regarding the program, Supervisor Romaine, Councilman Michael Loguercio and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau began making plans to host a second NARCAN Training Program.
In July, Brookhaven Town also sponsored a program geared specifically toward parents and guardians. A clinical supervisor from the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) discussed a variety of topics at Town Hall; including new trends in substance abuse, signs of drug and alcohol abuse, and what steps to take if abuse is taking place. The clinical supervisor also spent time answering questions from concerned parents and guardians who were in attendance.
If you know anyone who is struggling from drug and/or alcohol abuse, please contact the Youth Bureau. A licensed professional will provide critical information and referrals.

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