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Dozens Arrested as Long Island Authorities Bust Major Heroin Ring [NBC New York] (April 5, 2017)

Dozens Arrested as Long Island Authorities Bust Major Heroin Ring [NBC New York]

Authorities on Long Island say they’ve broken up a large heroin ring and arrested 36 people on drug charges. Nassau County prosecutors are calling it the largest narcotics takedown in Long Island history. They say the heroin ring, dubbed the 110 Crew, operated along Route 110 in Nassau and Suffolk counties. In addition to substantial […]

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Sting operation leads to arrest of alleged dealer after heroin OD [News 12 Long Island] (March 16, 2017)

Sting operation leads to arrest of alleged dealer after heroin OD [News 12 Long Island]

LYNBROOK – An alleged drug dealer was arrested in a sting operation just hours after police say a person he sold heroin to overdosed. Authorities say a woman in Lynbrook was revived by Narcan after overdosing on heroin Wednesday afternoon. Lynbrook police and Nassau narcotics officers then launched a full investigation to find out where […]

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Suffolk County Health Committee Updated on 24/7 Substance Abuse Hotline [LongIsland.com] (March 8, 2017)

Suffolk County Health Committee Updated on 24/7 Substance Abuse Hotline [LongIsland.com]

Riverhead, NY – With the one year anniversary of the Suffolk County 24/7 Substance Abuse Hotline approaching, Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. invited Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC (Email), Executive Director of LICADD, to come before the Health Committee on Thursday, March 2nd, to provide an update on the program. “The impact of substance abuse continues […]

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First addiction recovery center opens on Long Island [News 12 Long Island] (March 3, 2017)

First addiction recovery center opens on Long Island [News 12 Long Island]

HAUPPAUGE – The Island’s first drop-in drug addiction recovery center opened its doors today in Hauppauge. The THRIVE Center will be a place for information, counseling and peer support for those in recovery from drugs or alcohol. Center supporters say post-detox support can give a recovering addict a 75 percent higher chance of success than […]

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Governor Cuomo Announces Opening Of Long Island’s First Recovery Community & Outreach Center – New Recovery Center will Provide Support Services & Recovery Programs to Individuals Battling Addiction (March 3, 2017)

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening Of Long Island’s First Recovery Community & Outreach Center – New Recovery Center will Provide Support Services & Recovery Programs to Individuals Battling Addiction

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of THRIVE, the first addiction recovery community and outreach center on Long Island. The center, operated by Family and Children’s Association in partnership with three other community nonprofits, will provide support for people in recovery from a substance use disorder and their families. “This new facility […]

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Study: Today’s pot more potent [News 12 Long Island] (February 27, 2017)

Study: Today’s pot more potent [News 12 Long Island]

WOODBURY – A new study warns that current strains of marijuana are stronger than those of decades past. The American Academy of Pediatrics found that today’s drugs are both more potent and potentially more risky. “It’s not whether it’s legal or illegal, or right or wrong,” says Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC (Email), Director of the […]

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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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