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Riverhead Free Library to host program on opioid addiction and free Narcan training

If you know someone who suffers from an addiction to opioids, you won't want to miss this free program.

RVAC to offer opioid overdose training Sunday at annual open house

RVAC's Open House on May 21 offers the opportunity for community members to learn about, and show their support for, the hardworking members of this civic organization.

Cops: ‘Semiconscious’ driver who hit police vehicle head-on had heroin and a used hypodermic needle in car

The 37-year-old East Quogue man whose SUV crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Riverhead police vehicle, was found 'semiconscious at the scene and treated with the heroin overdose reversal drug Narcan by EMS.

SUV collides head-on with Riverhead Police vehicle on West Main Street, one man rushed to the hospital unconscious

A police sergeant's SUV was westbound on Route 25 when it was involved in a head-on collision with a black SUV on the curve near Snowflake Ice Cream Wednesday afternoon.

Heroin: How you can tell if someone you love is using and what to do about it

Here's a rundown of the signs and symptoms of heroin use, places to turn for help if someone you care about is using, plus an explanation of how an overdose happens and how naloxone reverses it.

‘A powerful week’ for Michael’s Hope: Laurel man’s group hosts first Narcan training and earns tax-exempt status

More than 100 people turned out for the first community Narcan training hosted by Michael's Hope, an organization founded by a Laurel man inspired by his brother's heroin overdose death to combat the deadly drug.

Laurel man who lost brother to heroin overdose launches crusade to educate families in the battle against addiction

Paul Maffetone, who lost his 29-year-old brother Michael to a heroin overdose in 2012, formed the nonprofit Michael's Hope, who's mission is to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic on Long Island. He's hosting educational presentations and Narcan trainings across Long Island, including one in Mattituck on Feb. 4.

Southampton police officer reverses overdose with Narcan Friday night at county center bus stop

Southampton police found a 39-year-old man unconscious and turning blue at the bus stop near the county center Friday night.

Narcan, lifesaving drug that reverses opiate overdose, is being made available in New York without prescription

The opiate overdose reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) will be made available without prescription at 479 CVS Pharmacy locations throughout New York, with plans in the works to add 1,000 more pharmacies early this year, according to state officials.