Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato Announces SECOND FREE Naloxone Training Session in Rockaway

Free session to be offered as part of a continuing effort to combat opioid epidemic in NYS
June 6, 2018

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Queens) today announced that in conjunction with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will host a second free naloxone training session at the Rise Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd on August 8th at 6:00 PM. This session will teach participants how to recognize, respond to, and reverse an opioid overdose using Naloxone.

“Families across New York State and the entire nation have been torn apart by addiction and a heroin epidemic that has rapidly escalated,” said Pheffer Amato. “To see families lose loved ones to addiction is heartbreaking. This session can give people the necessary knowledge and training that can help save lives.”

The training session is free and open to the public. Registration for the event is required. Participants must be 16 years of age. For more information or to register, contact Pheffer Amato’s office at 718-945-9550 or amatos@nyassembly.gov.

“This training program – along with the increased funding provided in the state budget to fight this addiction crisis – will help provide life-saving prevention, treatment and recovery services for local communities here in Queens,” Pheffer Amato said. “I encourage residents to attend.”

The location, date and time of the session is as follows:

  • Wednesday, August 8th, 6:00 pm: Rise Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, Queens