Open Arms EAP is operated by the Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (LICADD), an organization established in 1956 as the pioneering not-for-profit health agency dedicated to addressing alcoholism and other drug addictions on Long Island. Since our inception, we have provided clinical services to more than 80,000 individuals and families and reached hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders with critical prevention education messages designed to limit the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Open Arms EAP – Long Island’s oldest and most established non-profit program – began shortly after LICADD’s formation as a means to help identify and assist employees and/or their immediate family members who may be having a problem with alcohol and/or other drugs. Today, Open Arms EAP provides 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, school districts, and municipalities.
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