The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

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Prevention strategies, community resources for addicts, proposed legislatio­n and how to obtain and administer Narcan were among the topics included last month at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s opioid awareness event at the college’s Center for Health Sciences. Speakers included Dr. Peter Jacoby, chairman of emergency medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Mayor Neil OLeary, Waterbury Police Chief Vernon Riddick. From left are Professor and Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counciling program coordinato­r, Dr. Sandra Valente; Dr. Peter Jacoby, chairman of emergency medicine at St. Mary’s; NVCC Interim Dean of Administra­tion Dana D. Elm; NVCC Interim Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Lisa Dresdner and O’Leary.

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