By COLlive reporter
When the going gets tough, a group of Chabad Shluchim in Long Island get Narcan training to help a person facing an immediate opioid overdose.
In response to the growing need for education, awareness, and training resources around opioids and opioid safety, Chabad of Mineola recently hosted a Narcan Training class for rabbis.
“We gathered to learn to help save a life,” noted Rabbi Tuvia Teldon, Chabad Director of Long Island.
“We were honored to have Jack Schnirman, the Nassau County Comptroller, join us. He was very impressed that Chabad rabbis were taking this initiative,” reported Rabbi Anchelle Perl of Chabad Mineola.
Training was presented by Chad Thompson, Fire Commissioner for Lido Point Lookout. In addition to Rabbis Teldon and Perl, joining this session were Rabbi Mendel Goldberg, Rabbi Chaim Grossbaum, Rabbi Mendy Heber, Rabbi Sholom Lipszyc and Rabbi Sholom Wolf.
Each Shliach is now certified to administer NARCAN (naloxone), a Nasal Spray which is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond.