In light of a recent spate of opioid overdoses on the East End, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming has partnered with Sheriff Errol Toulon, HUGS Inc., and Suffolk Community College to offer a training and education seminar on the use of naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, which can be used to help prevent such overdoses.
The in-person seminar will be Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Shinnecock Hall on the community college's easternmost campus, at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road in Riverhead. It is open to students and faculty of the college as well as the general public. Sign-up can be done online at this link. Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place, including masks and social distancing.
Ms. Fleming said in an announcement that the goal is to "build community awareness that will help guide individuals who could encounter an overdose."