In partnership with The Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE), I will be co-hosting a Heroin Prevention Panel and Narcan Training. Please join us and be part of this important event.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:00PM-8:00PM
Dutchess Community College, James & Betty Hall Theatre
53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

I’m also pleased to inform you that today legislation that I co-sponsored, S.7662A, which takes important steps towards ensuring that private sector insurance carriers in New York provide adequate coverage for addiction treatment, has passed the State Senate. Additionally, 13 other bills that I co-sponsored aimed at combating heroin abuse also passed.

During my first term in office, I have met with families, friends and community members who have been impacted by this devastating addiction. It’s because of their efforts and advocacy that these pieces of legislation have passed the State Senate. Amongst education and prevention, it’s crucial that we ensure our loved ones who are suffering from addiction receive the best possible care in order to save their lives. It’s imperative to the health and future of our families, our community and our state that we continue to do everything in our power to end this epidemic.

* RSVP is required for the training: (845) 765-8301 or *

Additional information on the Narcan training:

The Harm Reduction Coalition will provide overdose prevention training that meets New York State Department of Health requirements and includes recognition of an opioid overdose, administration of intranasal Narcan and steps to take until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes Narcan.