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 […]More
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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 […]More
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 […]More
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 […]More
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 […]More
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 […]More
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. […]More
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 […]More
YAPHANK – The Suffolk County police commissioner says he is genuinely frustrated about the number of drug overdoses in the county and says the status quo is not working. The department says it is now launching a new pilot program aimed at targeting dealers and getting the drugs off the streets. In the program, field […]More