Councilman Smyth Responds to Opioid Overdose
On July 16, 2018 and 19 2018, Councilman Ed Smyth and Senator Carl Marcellino hosted a Narcan Training event to help increase understanding and awareness of fatal overdoses related to opioids and the impact it is having on our communities.
Teaming up with New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force, over 60 people attended the seminar and received a free Narcan kit to take home with them.
Councilman Smyth believes training courses such as these are an important step in addressing the terrible epidemic that has been plaguing communities on Long Island.
Educating oneself is crucial in becoming part of the solution to solving the opioid problem and Councilman Smyth will be hosting more events such as these in the future.