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Cops say man in Riverhead with overdose revived

Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D., is shown with a

Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D., is shown with a drug antidote kit at Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Mineola. (Aug. 1, 2012) Credit: Chris Ware

Suffolk County police said they revived a man who had overdosed on opiates in North Great River early Sunday.

Police responded to a call at 12:05 a.m. reporting an unconscious man at a location on Sea Cliff Street. When they arrived, they found that the 25-year-old man had overdosed.

After Officer Paul Ruotolo gave the man intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse overdoses of opiates, the man was revived. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said.

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