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 abuse disease that requires quality treatment and that the miracle of recovery is attainable.

This is a tremendous loss for the Smithers family, LICADD, NCADD and the thousands of lives Adele touched through her many years of love and community service for those suffering with alcoholism and drug addiction.

The addiction field has lost a vital pioneer and champion for the cause, as LICADD has lost a founder, a Board member and a pure heart for our important mission.

LICADD extends our deepest sympathies and support to the family during this difficult time.

If you wish to make a donation “In Memory” of Adele Smithers, please visit LICADD.ORG and select the “Donate Now” button or you can mail a check to LICADD, 1025 Old Country Road, Suite 221, Westbury, NY 11590.


For more than 60 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence-based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction. LICADD offers crisis intervention, screenings, brief interventions, referrals to treatment and several family and parent education workshops to help Long Islanders struggling with the effects of addiction. Through our Open Arms, EAP Program, LICADD has provided targeted solution-focused support to companies all along the East Coast, serving over 60,000 employees and their families.

LICADD is Long Island’s premier non-profit agency providing life-saving alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to at-risk children, individuals, and families across the region. With offices in Mineola, Holbrook and Riverhead, LICADD conducts evidence-based prevention programs, community outreach initiatives, and a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and public policy advocacy.

For more information please call (516) 747-2606 or visit us on the web at www.licadd.org and Facebook and Instagram.

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CONTACT: Angela Brooks, LICADD
516-747-2606 abrooks@licadd.org