October 17, 2012
Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. is pleased to announce that Nassau County has become the first County in the State to have been granted certification from the New York State Department of Health to administer an Overdose Drug Prevention Program. The state certification enables the County to train employees and family members of at risk individuals in administering overdose reversal agents, known as Narcan or naloxone, to individuals who have ingested large amounts of narcotics and who are in a life threatening situation. As part of the state certification, Nassau County will be provided with overdose reversal agents at no cost to residents.
If you have a family member that you fear may be at-risk for an over-dose of opioids such as heroin or oxycodone, please register to be trained in the use of Narcan.