Seminar offers training to stop overdoses

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As the opioid epidemic continues, health officials invited the public to a training session to help stop overdoses.

Done in part with the borough president's office and the New York City Department of Health, the NYC Health + Hospitals Woodhull seminar showed how to give naloxone to a person who is overdosing.

At the end, participants were given a bag with naloxone and a card that protects them from liability within New York.

Many participants say overdoses in their communities made them want to be prepared to help if needed.

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