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Racism’s Impacts on Substance Misuse on Long Island

August 31, 2022 - The recent Erase Racism Report, titled Unequal Resources for Long Island Students Based on Race, on the segregation of Long Island Schools and their related disparities brings into focus the systematic racism and prejudices that… more...


Marijuana and Hemp: Differences and Laws

July 21, 2022 - With the legalization of Marijuana earlier this year we've been receiving many questions about the differences between Marijuana, Hemp, Delta-9, Delta-8, and CBD. Here are some of the differences and laws as they related to… more...


It is 4/20- What does that mean?

April 20, 2020 - Shared from the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County (PCMC): "Today Is April 20th- 4/20,  Do you know what this might mean?  Often it is referred to as "Weed Day".   Many myths exist about 4/20-  No,… more...


Addiction Is a Disease

December 11, 2019 - Addiction Is a Disease The NIDA Blog Team March 29, 2016 Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? We get asked this question a lot. Sometimes it’s hard for friends and… more...


LI data for 2018 show decrease in fatal overdoses

July 10, 2019 - This morning Newsday published some promising news for Long Island's opioid epidemic. According to writer Michael O'Keeffe: "Fatal opioid overdoses in Nassau and Suffolk combined fell nearly 24 percent last year, officials said Tuesday, numbers… more...


Catch My Breath E-cigarette Prevention Program

March 22, 2019 - The CATCH My Breath Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program’s goal is to increase students’ knowledge of E-cigarettes, nicotine and addiction dangers while cutting their intended use of the product in the future. Our aim is to… more...


Suffolk County Bar Association releases 2018 drug prevention video

January 28, 2019 - The Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Academy of Law has released a new 2018 drug prevention video: Another Night. The video touches on the progression of addiction, what can happen in the… more...


Prevention Tools: What works, and what doesn’t

January 17, 2019 - From the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services this publication covers some of the top things that work in prevention, as well as some of the strategies that have been proven to be… more...


The Truth About Holiday Spirits

December 17, 2018 - Publications _ National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism _ The Truth About Holiday Spirits more...


Commack Community Cares 8th Annual 5k Run/Walk to Prevent Substance Abuse

September 25, 2018 - Registration is now open for Commack Community Cares 8th annual 5K Run/Walk to Prevent Substance Abuse. Saturday, October 27, 2018 Commack High School 9 a.m. start Includes TEE for pre-registrants and post-race refreshments! USATF certified 5K… more...


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