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The Legacy of Adele Smithers (February 15, 2017)

The Legacy of Adele Smithers

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Adele Smithers. She passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones. Adele Smithers devoted herself to the field of alcoholism. She was an activist that worked hard to convey the message that alcoholism is a substance […]

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Physicians group recommends non-drug treatments for back pain [News12 Long Island] (February 14, 2017)

Physicians group recommends non-drug treatments for back pain [News12 Long Island]

GLEN COVE – The American College of Physicians is recommending non-drug treatments for patients with back pain lasting less than three months. Those treatments include heat wraps, massage, acupuncture and spinal manipulation. For people with pain that lasts longer, the group is recommending stretching and strengthening exercises, such as tai chi, yoga, meditation and acupuncture. […]

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[VIDEO] A walk-through of THRIVE – Long Island’s first recovery center before its grand opening (February 6, 2017)

[VIDEO] A walk-through of THRIVE – Long Island’s first recovery center before its grand opening

A walk-through of Long Island’s first recovery center before its grand opening in March of 2017 with FCA’s Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D. and LICADD’s Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC (Email). THRIVE (A Center for Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation and Empowerment) is a collaboration between Family and Children’s Association (FCA), Long Island Council on Alcoholism […]

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King of Death heroin blamed for multiple overdoses deaths [News 12 Long Island] (January 28, 2017)

King of Death heroin blamed for multiple overdoses deaths [News 12 Long Island]

WOODBURY – Nassau police are issuing a warning about a batch of heroin known as “King of Death” which has been linked to 10 suspected overdoses in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Six of the 10 overdoses resulted in death, according to reports. Deputy Commissioner Patrick Ryder says the heroin has likely been cut with fentanyl […]

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A.G. Schneiderman Announces National Settlement With Anthem To Discontinue Pre-Authorization For Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs [News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman] (January 19, 2017)

A.G. Schneiderman Announces National Settlement With Anthem To Discontinue Pre-Authorization For Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs [News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman]

Following Agreement With Cigna, Anthem Is Second Settlement Attorney General Schneiderman Has Reached To Remove Barriers and Expand Access To Life-Saving Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder Empire BlueCross BlueShield Will Also Launch Initiative In New York To Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that […]

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Gov. Cuomo proposes decriminalization of marijuana [NEWS12 Long Island] (January 12, 2017)

Gov. Cuomo proposes decriminalization of marijuana [NEWS12 Long Island]

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called for the state to decriminalize marijuana possession. In his proposal, Cuomo wrote: “The illegal sale of marijuana cannot and will not be tolerated in New York state, but data consistently shows that recreational users of marijuana pose little to no threat to public safety.” Steve Chassman, […]

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FOCUS ON: Education and Prevention Program (December 12, 2016)

The mission of LICADD’s Education and Prevention Program is to provide education and support services that will empower community members, students, parents and counselors to combat the current drug epidemic affecting Long Islanders. Drug and alcohol abuse is preventable! We want to partner with your school or community and share the lifesaving message of substance […]

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A Message from the Executive Director Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC (December 5, 2016)

The holiday time has arrived once again. A time that is founded on quality time with family and the celebration of peace and charity. LICADD wishes a happy and healthy holiday time to all. However, we are also aware that there are individuals and families who will be void of peace and quality time this […]

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