Dr. Jennifer Serrentino M.D. to Participate in Opioid Overdose Responder Training

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As the incidence of heroin use is increasing on Long Island, workshop will train participants to provide immediate treatment to opioid overdose.

Dr. Jennifer Serrentino, a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over fourteen years in practice, is pleased to announce her participation as a trainer during the Opioid Overdose Responder Training in conjunction with Hope House Ministries. This class will take place at 6PM on March 28, 2014 in the Sister Aimee Room at Hope House Ministries Human Services Center on 1 High Street in Port Jefferson, New York.

As the world continues to deal with the curse of addiction to controlled substances, heroin has become the drug of choice for many and has become a cheap option for many who abuse prescription opioids. The hidden toll of heroin addiction is usually not a topic of news reports when the victim is a not a celebrity, as many opioid addicts are members of our own communities.

On Long Island alone, heroin use has exploded as a problem, Since early 2013, Dr. Serrentino has worked in conjunction with Fr. Francis Pizzarelli, SMM, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW, James Murdocco, BSc and the Port Jefferson EMS to provide training for people so that they can recognize and help provide immediate treatment to people suffering an opioid overdose. In that time, over 150 individuals have been trained and certified as Trained Overdose Responders. These certified responders are trained in the assembly and use of Narcan devices as well as in rescue breathing techniques. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, in recognition of the important training that is being provided, has prominently listed announcements for each of the training classes that have been given and continue to do so.

Jennifer Serrentino, MD is a board certified psychiatrist who has been practicing psychiatry for over fourteen years. She received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1997. She performed her psychiatry residency at the Bellevue Hospital Center/New York University program where she was appointed chief resident in her graduating year. Upon graduation in 2001, she stayed on as an attending psychiatrist in the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Outpatient Department. She has worked extensively with individuals manifesting symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, personality disorders, impulse control disorders and eating disorders. Dr. Serrentino performs pharmacological management as well as psychotherapy of adults. She takes a collaborative approach with patients and integrates treatment with other mental health and medical providers. Jennifer Serrentino MD proudly services all areas of Suffolk County including Port Jefferson, Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Setauket, Stony Brook as well as patients in the Nassau county area as well. Dr. Serrentino office is located in Port Jefferson in Suffolk County, New York. She can be contacted by phone at (631) 704-5348 or via contact form on her website.

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