In partnership with the Village of Massapequa Park, Massapequa Elks Lodge and the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, YES Community Counseling Center (YESCCC) will provide Opioid Abuse and Overdose Prevention Education for families and concerned community members on Wednesday, September 26that 7:00 p.m. at the Massapequa Elks Lodge, 2162 Veterans Boulevard, Massapequa and Wednesday, October 3rdat 7:00 p.m. at the Massapequa Park Village Hall, 151 Front Street, Massapequa Park.
According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, 116 people a day die from opioid-related drug overdoses. YESCCC has been front and center combatting the opioid crisis and delivers FREE opioid prevention education and naloxone training to Massapequas’ local governments, schools, organizations, parents, and residents. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that is used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, namely slowed or stopped breathing. Expanding the awareness and availability of this medication is a key part of the public health response to the opioid epidemic. Naloxone is a safe antidote to a suspected overdose and, when given in time, can save a life (Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service).
If you are interested in attending either training, please register:
- Wednesday, September 26th7:00 p.m.
Elks Lodge RSVP Margaret Motis (516) 398-6245
- Wednesday, October 3rd7:00 p.m.
Inc. Village of Massapequa Park Village Hall RSVP (516) 798-0244 x 130
Since 1997, YESCCC has worked with the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) to ensure Massapequas’ children, teens and young adults grow up healthy and make safe choices during adolescence. To learn more about MTAC and YESCCC’s prevention efforts, contact Cathy Samuels, MTAC Coalition Coordinator, at (516) 799-3000 x131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can alsovisit the MTAC website or Facebook page to learn more about MTAC’s meetings and initiatives in the prevention of prescription drug and opioid misuse.