Borough Hall sponsors opioid overdose training

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On Thursday, Dec. 5, Queens Borough Hall will partner with NYC Health + Hospitals to host a free public training event on how to deal with an opioid overdose.

From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., attendees will learn how to recognize an overdose and how to safely administer naloxone medication to reverse it. The two-hour training session will include a presentation on the nationwide opioid crisis and its impact in Queens, as well as information about what NYC Health + Hospitals is doing to combat the epidemic.

The event will also distribute free kits containing naloxone nasal spray to individuals ages 12 and older.

Anyone wishing to attend the session is asked to RSVP by emailing or by calling 718-883-2208.

Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens (auditorium), 82-68 164th St. in Jamaica.

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