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Free Naloxone/Narcan Training Is Available

As we approach a busy fall season, the Commack Coalition of Caring would like to remind you that free naloxone/Narcan training is available by the NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Participants will learn to recognize, respond to and reverse a suspected opioid overdose using naloxone/Narcan. Rescue kits containing naloxone will be provided for those with immediate needs, with other participants directed to obtain free or low-cost naloxone...

8th Annual CCC 5K Run/Walk

Registration is now open for our 8th annual 5K Run/Walk to Prevent Substance Abuse. Saturday, October 27, 2018 Commack High School 9 a.m. start Includes TEE for pre-registrants and post-race refreshments! USATF certified 5K course – Support the Coalition! [button text="REGISTER NOW" link="https://elitefeats.redpodium.com/ccc5k-commack-coalition-of-caring-5k-october-27-2018" style="primary" size="large" target="_blank" display="inline" icon="no"]  

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Important Announcement: Medicine Collection Event

The Commack Coalition of Caring is pleased to announce that we will be...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – 4/28/18

Aimed at providing a safe, convenient and anonymous means of disposing of unwanted prescription drugs, the DEA is once again sponsoring its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, 4/28/18. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 6 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. That number, unfortunately, continues to grow....

The Most Widely Misused Substance Among Teens

"Everyone drinks." "Coffee will help you sober up quickly." "Drinking is better than other drugs." Common statements...common misconceptions. Click here for SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention updated fact sheet entitled "Underage Drinking: Myths versus Facts. The fact sheet looks at the misconceptions surrounding underage drinking and offers valuable facts about the prevalence of alcohol use....