Annual Report

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LICADD’s Programs and Services

We have been on a mission to save lives for over 68 years. Our staff is dedicated to helping individuals, families and members of the workplace prevent or recover from alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders and to address other mental health issues that keep them from their full potential. We work to further this mission by being passionately engaged in the following initiatives:

  • Our Advocacy work to increase awareness of, and lessen the potential impact of alcohol and substance use disorder. Through our collaborative efforts, we strive to shape public policy and practice in ways that support healthy and safe individuals, families, schools, and communities. LICADD was borne out of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and maintains relationships with our partners in the treatment community across including public health organizations, faith and clergy-based organization, institutions of higher learning and researchers. Furthermore, our partnership with Families in Support of Treatment (FIST) has enabled us to harness the power of families in driving true legislative change as it relates to insurance coverage of rehab facilities and penalties for reporting an overdose.  For more information on FIST, please visit Families In Support of Treatment :: LICADD | Long Island Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
  • Our Anger Management team works with the court system as well as families to identify issues with emotional regulation. LICADD's Anger Management program is court approved. Clients will learn 8 coping skills in the program over the course of either 8-weeks, 12-weeks, or a one-day session. The goal of the anger management program is to help clients gain skills around emotional regulation, build communication skills, and overall improve relationships. Clients are supported by LICADD staff through this psychoeducational process. 
  • Our EDU program serves the our professional colleagues with CEU credits through conferences and other professional development, be it self-care or roundtables on the sociocultural topics of our time.  For more information- on upcoming events, visit
  • Our Grief and Loss services for families are available from both an evidence-based group and individual therapy as well as through peer support via our partnership with Gabriel’s Giving Tree (GGT).  GGT provides burial funds for those lost to SUD and provides an ongoing system of support as well as access to Gabriel’s Memorial Garden, where families can gather, reflect, and heal.  For more information on GGT, please visit Gabriel's Giving Tree :: LICADD | Long Island Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
  • Our Open Arms Employee and Union Member Assistance Services is Long Island’s oldest and most established non-profit EAP.  We provide confidential crisis intervention services, evaluation and assessment, brief interventions, screened referrals and follow-up services for a broad spectrum of personal concerns for employees of Long Island’s companies, labor unions, and school districts. We offer EAP services on Long Island, in New York City, and across the Eastern seaboard.
  • Our Student Assistance Program was revamped in 2022 with a focus on Social Emotional Learning in the wake of Covid-19. We significantly diversified our work, reaching new communities and providing consultation and guidance to teachers, principals, and school boards on effective, long-lasting initiatives to address student mental health and substance use. By giving districts the tools to develop the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success, we engage parents and community members to successfully implement meaningful prevention interventions. Most recently, we have incorporated The Body Project, a group-based intervention that provides a forum for high school girls and college aged women to confront unrealistic appearance ideals and develop healthy body image and self-esteem. It has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce body dissatisfaction, unhealthy dieting and substance use disorders.


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Our hotline with licensed clinicians is available 24/7/365: (631) 979-1700