LEVITTOWN, NY - A new program and support group for opiate addicts and their family and friends has recently launched in Nassau County. The group will be meeting every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. Bernard’s Parish School on 3100 Hempstead Turnpike (Room 209) in Levittown.

At the meetings, residents can obtain information about ‘A Shot at Life’ - Nassau County’s newest medication-supported treatment program for heroin and opiate addiction.

"A monthly injection of a non-narcotic, extended-release medication called Naltrexone (or Vivitrol), when combined with counseling, has had great success in Nassau and across the nation," a press release from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano reads.

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