HUNTINGTON, NY — Members of Truth Triangle no.31 and guests gathered at Jephtha Masonic Lodge to participate in a comprehensive Naloxone training course, the group announced.

The event was coordinated by chapter president Sophia TenClay and conducted by Elaine Gibbo of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD).

Participants were shown a detailed slideshow explaining opioid addiction statistics, frequency of accidental overdoses and details about good Samaritan laws.

They learned how to quickly identify the risks and signs of an overdose and the importance of administering Naloxone (narcan) to prevent death while allowing medical services time to respond.

Guests were shown how to safely and effectively administer Naloxone doses, as well as how to administer CPR if necessary. They were given a special kit containing two doses of Naloxone, a mouth shield for rescue breathing and fentanyl test strips.

The evening ended with a question-and-answer session, allowing those present to share personal stories and obtain more targeted information. TenClay gifted Gibbo with a special Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Truth Triangle to thank her and LICADD for their work that evening and for their efforts to protect and educate the local community.