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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Town Clerk Lent Visits South Country Ambulance to Recognize International Overdose Awareness Day

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Farmingville, NY – –– Brookhaven Town Clerk Donna Lent (center) takes time to recognize August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day. Addiction has swept through this country claiming many lives and leaving countless others at its mercy. The ripple effect is felt by their families, friends, first responders and medical personnel.

“To those who have overdosed or lost someone who has, my heart goes out to you,” Town Clerk Lent said, “It is essential that we, as a society, invest the necessary resources and break the stigma through education.”

South Country Ambulance Chief Gregory C. Miglino Jr. (left) echoed the Town Clerk’s sentiments stating, “We must do better in addressing addiction and treatment, on every front the cost of failure is too much for any family or community to bear.” Home drug test kits are available at the Brookhaven Town Clerk’s office.

Also pictured is South Country Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician Anna LaSora (right).

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