Anti-heroin task force meets in Mineola [News12 Video]

MINEOLA - A state Senate joint task force met with local police and medical professionals Wednesday in Mineola to discuss ways to deal with the heroin and opioid epidemic. Panel members say they agreed that education is key, and teaching children about the physical and emotional consequences of heroin and opioid addiction should begin as…

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National Day of Action to Protect Addiction Care

NCADD has joined with several other organizations to participate in a National Day of Action to Protect Addiction Care, tomorrow, July 20, 2017. Here are Talking Points, Call Script, Social Media Graphics, and more. We’re on the verge of beating back Senate repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but we can’t let the pressure up…

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LICADD Training Highlight (July 2017)

On Friday, July 14th, LICADD presented: "Navigating Relationships, Self-Image and Digital Media in the 21st Century" featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Executive Director of The Dunes Treatment Center and author of Glow Kids. LICADD staff members presented on accompanying topics in the day-long program. About 50 attendees all received vital information and…

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Opioid epidemic drives up death rate among Americans ages 25 to 44

The nation’s opioid epidemic is fueling a rise in the overall death rate among Americans ages 25 to 44, according to an analysis of government data by The Washington Post. Death rates in this age group have increased in almost every racial and ethnic group since the beginning of this decade, the newspaper found. The…

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LICADD & Seafield Center present to the Kiwanis Club

LICADD and Seafield Center present to the Manhasset/Port Washington Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis organization takes the issues surrounding addiction and recovery very seriously. The members are interested in getting involved in assisting LICADD further the mission of prevention education, support and advocacy. LICADD looks forward to this new partnership. (L-R) Anthony Rizzuto (Seafield Center), Dina…

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LICADD Mentor, Nelson Mojica is Mentor of the Year

LICADD is pleased to announce that Mr. Nelson Mojica, a mentor in our BUDDY (Building Unique, Dynamic and Diverse Youth) program received Mentor of the Year award from Mentor New York. A special dinner, Mentoring Night Out was held on June 22nd at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. Both Mr. Mojica and his…

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Long Island’s Addiction to Addiction: LICAAD’s Lisa Ganz [from LI Pulse]

Lisa Ganz is the clinical director at Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) serving both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. She opened up about treating substance abuse users in a time when numbers of overdose deaths are skyrocketing. When I pursued my master’s degree and my license in social work, I decided to…

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LICADD Speaks to the Spiral into Fentanyl [from LI Pulse]

Rebecca* started experimenting with drugs when she was 14. Her friends were doing it and she wanted to try too. She started with weed and alcohol, but less than a year later, she began stealing Xanax from her mother and buying it from her boyfriend, a drug dealer. The couple broke up when Rebecca was…

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1st Annual THRIVE Bowl-A-Thon

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, THRIVE will hold its 1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon at Farmingdale Lanes. The proceeds from the event will benefit THRIVE’s mission to help individuals and families find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery through peer-based support, navigation assistance and referral services; provide interactive educational programs that promote wellness, economic prosperity and civic engagement;…

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