On Monday, May 15, St. John's in Cold Spring Harbor, hosted an event designed to inform attendees about proven methods for treating and preventing opioid addiction. Over 100 people filled the parish hall for the presentation, "What Works: Practices for Reversing the Epidemic of Opioid Addiction & Overdose" by Dr. Lloyd Sederer (Psychiatrist and Professor at Columbia School of Public Health) and Dr. Leslie Marino, MPH (Addiction Specialist at Columbia University Medical Center).
The event was a follow up to the "Action Against Opioids" event that took place at St. Anthony's High School on April 26. St. John's has joined a consortium of churches, schools, community organizations and individuals who signed on to the "Long Island Covenant to End Opioid Addiction". All members have pledged to take concrete steps to combat the opioid epidemic on Long Island.
To watch a video synopsis of the workshop, click here.