Curran signs Lafazan substance abuse bills into law

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a pair of laws Wednesday to create a 24-hour substance abuse hotline and app providing resources, with a goal of helping those “impacted by the opioid scourge.”

The two laws follow a promise Legislator Joshua Lafazan made eight years ago to Teri Knoll, who lost her 22-year-old son to an opioid overdose, that he would run for office and help her pass “Timothy’s Law” to reduce opioid deaths.

“Timothy’s Law” creates a 24-hour and toll-free substance abuse hotline.