May 29, 2024, 5:14 PM
District Attorney Ray Tierney held Suffolk County’s first-ever fentanyl summit and was joined by legislators, medical professionals, and members of law enforcement to show support for families of…
May 7, 2024, 8:44 PM
The group is calling for more action and more attention to be paid to what they have called a national health crisis.
Apr 22, 2024, 7:11 AM
An old rotary phone was unveiled at the Suffolk County Environmental Center in Islip on Sunday for grieving people to "call" their loved ones "on the wind." NewsdayTV's Steve Langford reports. Credit:…
Apr 19, 2024, 11:34 AM
"The wind phone will serve as a special connection between us and our loved ones who are no longer on this earth."- Carole Trottere
Mar 14, 2024, 6:33 PM
An unregulated marijuana compound, often marketed as “weed light,” has seen its popularity grow in recent years among high school seniors and is now a “potential public health concern,” according to a…
Mar 3, 2024, 2:34 PM
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is determined to pass the "Fend off Fentanyl" act, which stands for Fentanyl Eradication Narcotics Deterrence. At THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Hauppauge,…
Mar 2, 2024, 2:11 PM
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and cannot be detected by taste, smell, or sight when mixed with other drugs. In 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized…
Mar 1, 2024, 6:36 PM
Respectfully Submitted: March 1st 2024 by The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)
Feb 17, 2024, 5:12 PM
Steve Chassman, executive director of the Westbury-based Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, said Nassau is moving in the wrong direction.
Feb 16, 2024, 3:30 PM
Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Steve Chassman joined On the Record with Steve Scott to discuss a recent proposal to extend the hours at liquor stores…
Feb 16, 2024, 6:03 PM
Gov. Kathy Hochul is aiming to make ‘to-go’ drinks permanent as part of her budget. The drinks are currently allowed, thanks to a temporary law which began during the COVID-19 pandemic. The law is set…
Jan 8, 2024, 2:46 PM
District Attorney Tierney and the Long Island legislators rallied in Albany along with Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly and dozens of members of Suffolk County law enforcement, labor…
Jan 5, 2024, 2:31 PM
Family and friends of people who died from opioid overdoses attend a news conference on Friday about an upcoming trip to Albany to lobby lawmakers on several bills, including "death by dealer"…
Jan 2, 2024, 2:19 PM
Parents who lost their children to an opioid overdose are heading to Albany with the Suffolk District Attorney Ray Tierney next week to discuss possible changes to legislation.
Dec 21, 2023, 3:29 PM
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney and Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance (LICADD) Executive Director Steven Chassman held a joint public service announcement on…
Dec 4, 2023, 2:33 PM
Inaugural event bringing together women in recovery from substance use disorder with leaders in their chosen fields for professional growth and development.
Nov 28, 2023, 2:11 PM
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is thrilled to welcome Families in Support of Treatment (FIST) and Gabriel’s Giving Tree (GGT) under the LICADD umbrella.
Nov 24, 2023, 3:20 PM
Last year’s fundraiser for Gabriel’s Giving Tree enabled the nonprofit to help many families with funeral expenses. Here, attendees stand in front of the Angel Tree, which has ornaments with the faces…
Nov 22, 2023, 2:19 PM
Paule Pachter welcomes Steve Chassman, Executive Director - Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Nov 2, 2023, 3:42 PM
"LICADD and FIST are being recognized by the DEA for doing individual and family advocacy," Chassman said. "We're very proud of that."
Nov 1, 2023, 4:24 PM
LICADD partnered with Gabriel's Giving Tree (GGT) for the Father Peter Sweisgood & Gabriel's Giving Tree Healing & Recovery Breakfast to help pay for funerals of loved ones who dies from overdoses and…
Oct 23, 2023, 11:39 PM
As fentanyl fears remain high among teens, New York City Public Schools officials say Narcan, the medicine used to reverse opioid overdoses, is now stocked in its high schools.
Sep 6, 2023, 3:08 PM
Aug 31, 2023, 2:55 PM
Hauppauge's THRIVE Recovery Center was illuminated by the somber glow of candlelight as the names of those lost to fatal overdoses and drug poisonings were solemnly read aloud.
Aug 30, 2023, 2:48 PM
With the overdose reversal drug Narcan set to become available over-the-counter as early as next week, there's a continuing effort to spread awareness about the opioid crisis on Long Island.
Aug 30, 2023, 2:00 PM
The overdose reversal drug Narcan is expected to be available over-the-counter early next month, including on Long Island, where advocates hailed the announcement as another major step in fighting the…
Jul 3, 2023, 2:08 PM
A new requirement that doctors prescribing controlled substances get training on substance abuse is being criticized by doctors as vague and by addiction specialists as not going far enough, amid the…
Jun 23, 2023, 2:26 PM
Stony Brook University, Empire State University and Alfred State College will share nearly $3 million in state funds for scholarships to prepare students for certifications and advanced degrees in the…
Jun 21, 2023, 2:11 PM
Fatal drug overdoses jumped in Nassau County last year, an increase over 2021 that officials blamed mostly on fentanyl — a cheap and deadly synthetic opioid.
Jun 20, 2023, 1:49 PM
Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her bill to fend off fentanyl overdoses that are poisoning Long Island’s communities at the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Center for Training…
Jun 20, 2023, 6:01 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was on Long Island Tuesday to announce a bipartisan bill to curb fentanyl overdoses.
Jun 20, 2023, 1:26 PM
United State Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation that will tackle fentanyl, which was involved in 70 percent of overdose deaths in Nassau County in 2021.
Jun 1, 2023, 2:18 PM
A bill before the Legislature would require doctors to talk to patients about the chance of dependence and possible non-opioid pain relief alternatives.
May 10, 2023, 1:29 PM
'Need this to stop': Family members who lost loved ones to fentanyl plead for change
May 9, 2023, 10:52 PM
Families on Long Island spoke out, sharing their stories of grief, to warn others about the deadly drug.
May 9, 2023, 9:50 PM
"They think they know what they are buying, but one mistake can kill them.": Steve Chassman, LICADD
May 9, 2023, 8:42 PM
Today on Fentanyl Awareness Day families of overdose victims call attention to the deadly crisis. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.
May 8, 2023, 8:45 PM
Fifty people brought a picture or signed the name of a loved one to a purple memorial rock at the Port Jefferson Farmer's Market.
May 9, 2023, 6:54 PM
Fentanyl Awareness Day a solemn reminder of the dangers of drug that's killing Americans in staggering numbers
Apr 26, 2023, 2:35 PM
After her brother's fatal overdose six years ago, Stony Brook resident Allison Van Cott-McEntee vowed to do whatever possible to prevent others from meeting the same fate.