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National Recovery Month 2018

September 5, 2018

September is National Recovery Month, an annual campaign driven by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and LICADD is proud to recognize the campaign with its wide range of programs, services and events for individuals and families on Long Island in recovery. This year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest…

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Back to School with LICADD’s SAP!

August 22, 2018

It's Back To School Season! Along with the fall weather and a break in the heat, we are ready to kick off the school year with a comprehensive approach to addressing the substance use and mental health issues of our youth. LICADD's Student Assistance Program is committed to utilizing school-based prevention education as a tool…

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LICADD’s Living Legacy Tree

July 18, 2018

Positioned in LICADD's Executive Office upon entering, the Living Legacy Tree was crafted by hand from twenty varieties of wood and features the tribute, "In special recognition of those who have been touched by addiction." The name of a loved one, friend, or relative can be engraved and placed on the tree. 100% of the…

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LICADD Receives $9,000 Grant from Manhasset Community Fund!

July 18, 2018

LICADD is honored to have received a grant for $9,000 from the Manhasset Community Fund in support of our Student Assistance Program in the Manhasset area. LICADD's Student Assistance Program partners with schools across Long Island to provide prevention education services to individuals grades K-12 and through college, as well as to communities, youth groups,…

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Addicted on LI: The Youngest Victims – For The Children’s Sake

July 17, 2018

Grandparents across Long Island are being faced with an excruciating and emotional decision: choosing between helping their own child or their grandchildren -- when they're all potentially in danger and in need of help. Jennifer Vann adores her grandsons, Jackson, age 2, and Jordan, age 5. She has full-time custody of the boys and is…

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Worse Than AIDS: Opioid Epidemic is Public Health Crisis CDC Director Fears Most

July 8, 2018

The federal government’s top disease fighter, who built his career battling the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, says the opioid epidemic will be even worse. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has dubbed the overprescription and abuse of painkillers the “public health crisis of our time” and said it…

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Teachers See Firsthand The Effects Of Drug Crisis On Children

July 3, 2018

In Vinton County, Ohio, Rachel Martin talks to an elementary school principal about the crisis' effects on students, and meets a woman who got custody of her grandson after an upsetting discovery. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Elementary school teachers get a glimpse into the family lives of many children. You may see the side effects on…

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Researcher: Struggle of older adults will fuel innovation in alcohol treatment

July 2, 2018

Advances in neuroscience already are broadening the addiction field's understanding of the effects of alcohol, but a leading researcher sees a societal factor playing a major role in quickening the pace of further discovery. “An emerging challenge over the next 20 years is the trend for aging adults to initiate or re-engage in binge drinking,”…

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I overdosed on opioids three times. Here’s what finally saved me [Opinion]

June 22, 2018

A new study shows that opioids are now responsible for the deaths of one in five young people (aged 15 to 24). As someone who used and sold felony drugs for ten years, is now in sustained recovery, and works with the communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, I know first-hand the suffering at the heart…

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White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth [AP]

June 21, 2018

The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic. The White House said its first public service campaign would include several partners, including the Ad Council and the Truth Initiative,…

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The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction

June 21, 2018

Rob Portman, a Republican, represents Ohio in the Senate. In the steadily growing U.S. economy, with tax reform and regulatory relief leading businesses to invest more in both facilities and people, the unemployment rate stands at 3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000. A record number of business owners say now is a good time to expand, but our workforce…

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