LICADD at WFUV

Photo: LICADD Executive Director, Steve Chassman and Director of Philanthropy, Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy at WFUV radio in the Bronx, NY. LICADD was pleased to visit Fordham University radio station, WFUV to share information and resources for individuals and families who struggle with substance abuse disorder. LICADD's segment will appear in several public service announcements and…

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VIDEO: Your brain and drugs [Politico]

Congress recognized 25 years ago that mental health and substance abuse are connected — that was the premise behind the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, established in 1992. But researchers are still working to understand how mental health disorders affect an individual's risk for substance abuse, and vice versa. With the nation struggling…

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Back to school for LICADD’s BUDDY Mentor program

Photo: LICADD Dir. of Philanthropy, Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy; social work Intern, Mike; Deborah Hollingsworth, Backpack Coordinator for the Sigma Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority; Steve Chassman, Executive Director, LICADD Brightly colored backpacks filled with back to school supplies for the children of LICADD's "BUDDY" (building unique, diverse and dynamic youth) mentoring program…

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From addict to Ironman [CNN]

At 50 years old, Todd Crandell is high on life. The extreme triathlete has crossed the finish line in 28 Ironmans, 42 half Ironmans and two Ultramans. With every mile, he runs, bikes and swims farther away from the life he once lived. A time when he wished he was dead. "Every single day, the…

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My Recovery is My Children’s Prevention

I don’t think my story is too different from the millions of us who long for, or actively engage in, recovery from substance use disorder. Like many, substances have been part of my family lineage, permeating the code and culture of both sides of my family for generations. In fact, I am one of only…

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I Do Whatever It Takes to Stay Free [VIDEO]

I was born addicted to heroin. My mom had me at a very young age; she did the best she could considering her own circumstances with drugs. We didn’t see each other for 15 years while I was incarcerated. I’ve been out almost six years and we have a complicated relationship but it’s still a…

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Announces Fifth Anniversary Of County Opioid Overdose…

Suffolk County, NY - July 20, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced an upcoming Opioid Overdose Prevention Class in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the rollout of Suffolk County Department of Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Project. The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to…

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