Nassau County Youth Board
Nassau County Municipal Police Chiefs Association, Inc.
Heroin Prevention Task Force Executive Committee Members
1260 Meadowbrook Road
Brookside School Room 31
North Merrick, NY 11566
50 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
80 Wheeler Road
Central Islip, NY 11722
175 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
New York City
75 Grand Ave
Massapequa, NY 11758
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation's largest addiction services systems
dedicated to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, with more than 1,550 programs serving over 110,000 New Yorkers on any given day.
is a chronic disease, but New Yorkers need to know that help and hope is available. Individuals can get help by calling the state's
toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day a week HOPE line, 1- 877- 8- HOPENY, staffed by trained clinicians ready to answer questions, help refer
loved ones to treatment and provide other vital resources to facilitate that first step into recovery.
Through efforts such as theYour Story Matters campaign at www.iamrecovery.com, the agency hopes to foster a movement of recovery, one that sheds the stigma and
promotes a life of health and wellness. For more information, please visit www.oasas.state.ny.us.
Follow OASAS: www.twitter.com/nysoasas
/ facebook profile: NYS OASAS / www.youtube.com/nysoasas / www.flickr.com/photos/nysoasas
Long Beach Medical Center serves as the major health care facility for residents of Long Beach Island and the surrounding communities.
Its campus includes a 162-bed acute care hospital, a 200-bed skilled nursing facility specializing in rehabilitative medicine,
a certified Home Health Care Agency and a wide range of outpatient programs. It is a teaching facility for the New York College
of Osteopathic Medicine, with residency programs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Family Medicine.
several centers of excellence, including our comprehensive Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Services. Services include:
a discreet inpatient detoxification unit for alcohol and/or chemical dependency, outpatient therapy and support through FACTS (FamilyAlcohol and Chemical-substance Treatment Services), a licensed Methadone Maintenance Program, a 24-bed short-term, inpatient psychiatric
unit, and comprehensive mental wellness services for all ages via our Counseling Center. We are the sponsoring organization
for the Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking and are now licensed to provide treatment and support to individuals struggling
with gambling addictions and their families, as well. For more information, contact:
general information on Long Beach Medical Center’s services, please call (516) 897-1000 or visit our website at www.lbmc.org
Nassau Alliance for Addiction Services (NAFAS) is a resource for individuals searching for help in dealing with drug, alcohol or gambling
dependency, addiction or abuse. If you, or someone that you care about has a problem, or is in need of help, NAFAS can provide immediate
information or referral sources.
NAFAS is a not-for-profit coalition of 26 community-based agencies across Nassau County, Long Island.
We are committed to delivering affordable, accessible and comprehensive prevention and treatment services to individuals and families
struggling with the consequences of drug, alcohol, gambling and other addictions and abuses.
Visit our website: www.nassaualliance.org
The Nassau County Police Department is committed to eradicating heroin from our community. County Executive Mangano and the
NCPD have announced and implemented a three prong approach to combating the current heroin epidemic which includes: Operation H.A.L.T.,
Anti-Heroin Parental Awareness Campaign and an educational component – “Too Good for Drugs.”
In addition, the NCPD offers
an Anonymous Drug Analysis Program, for parents or guardians. If you discover your child has a substance you think is a drug,
the NCPD’s program will test and identify the substance and provide anonymous advice and counsel from a member of the NCPD Narcotics/Vice
Squad. No criminal charges will be filed as a result of items submitted for analysis. Parents/Guardians may
bring the suspicious substance to their local precinct stationhouse along with an envelope. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mineola-NY/Nassau-County-Police-Department/316906272595
Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and her staff are committed to eradicating the county’s heroin problem through
a combination of increased enforcement to catch dealers and suppliers, and educational efforts designed to prevent heroin addiction
among young people before it starts. More...
As part of its mission, one of the major goals of the Adelphi School of Social Work is to collaborate with relevant community constituents
and leaders in order to identify and address unmet or emerging needs and to strengthen organizational capacity, programs, and services.
Other information about the School can be found on its website: http://socialwork.adelphi.edu/
Established in 1988, the Community Parent Center is Bellmore-Merrick’s resource center for quality parent and community education
programs addressing substance and alcohol abuse prevention, bullying/ harassment and youth violence prevention, and safe teen driving.
The mission of the Parent Center is to provide parents and families with education, resource information and the support they need
to raise resilient children who are safe, confident, non-violent and drug-free. The Parent Center is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization,
underwritten by private donations, grants and legislative appropriations. Information about programs and educational materials
can be obtained by visiting the Community Parent Center website at www.communityparentcenter.org
, or by contacting Wendy Tepfer, Executive
Director at (516) 771-9346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC) is a leading social service, not-for-profit agency that helped more than 72,000 people
last year. EAC provides a broad array of educational, vocational, counseling and criminal justice services. The organization's
70 programs protect children, create opportunities for seniors, promote healthy families and communities, empower people through employment
and education, and provide alternatives to incarceration for people with substance abuse and mental health needs. Our Regional
Director is Rhonda Wainwright-Jones. Visit our website: www.eacinc.org
Family and Children’s, a community of caring and celebrating 125 years of helping Long Islanders, offers 3 outpatient substance abuse
programs. Professional counselors with expertise in chemical dependency treatment and relapse prevention provide individual, group
and family treatment at our programs located in Hicksville (Spanish language treatment track available), Hempstead (Bi-lingual Spanish
services available) and West Hempstead. Our Hempstead program also offers Prevention services.
LICADD provides chemical dependency screenings, expedited treatment placements, benefits coordination/advocacy and relapse prevention
services to adults and adolescents. The agency also conducts family education workshops and planned interventions designed to facilitate
the entry of a loved one into treatment. LICADD's prevention programs include "Too Good for Drugs," parenting workshops and a multi-session
Drug and Alcohol Academy. Other services include a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents, anger management workshops
and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
The purpose of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents is to give the Superintendents of Schools of the public school
districts in Nassau County the opportunity to share experiences and information with respect to educational problems and practices
within the County and State, to act as a group in matters related to the New York State Council of School. Visit our website:www.nassauboces.org/nccss/index.htm
Nassau Region PTA is a geographical division of New York State representing over 97,000 members. Members include parents, teachers,
students, school board members, administrators, and others interested in working for the well-being of children and youth, through
parent education and child advocacy. Nassau Region PTA services over 300 units and 37 councils and is committed to uniting the home,
school and community in promoting the education, health, and welfare of children, youth and families. Visit our website: www.nassaupta.org
YES Community Counseling Center provides outpatient chemical dependency treatment to individuals within the surrounding communities.
Specialized and evidence based programs are available for adolescents, young adults, and their families. A psychiatrist and
nurse practitioner is on staff to provide mental health assessments and medication monitoring. An individualized and comprehensive
approach ensures that each person seeking help receives the highest quality of care. For more information visit yesccc.org
contact us at (516) 799-3203.
The department is the local government unit responsible for planning and assuring that Nassau County residents have access to a comprehensive
and coordinated array of behavioral health services. Participation with the members of the Heroin Prevention Task Force enables
us to collaborate with stakeholders in an effort to address one of our planning priorities. For additional information regarding
the functions of the department and descriptions of specific services, go to our website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/MentalHealth
| Counseling Center (Outpatient Mental Health Services)
| FACTS (Outpatient Alcohol
& Chemical Substance Treatment)
| Inpatient Detox Unit
| Inpatient Psychiatric Service
| Gambling Addiction Treatment Services
| Coalition To Prevent Underage Drinking
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Each month, we tragically lose young people in our community due to heroin overdoses and other heroin-related deaths. In 2008,
46 people in Nassau County died as a result of heroin. Last year, 38 more people died from the drug. Earlier this year, we launched
a three pronged approach to combat the heroin epidemic: awareness, education and enforcement.
We’ve widely distributed
Parental Awareness Ads to help get the attention of parents, especially parents of teenagers and young adults who think they are immune
to being affected by the heroin epidemic. We’ve put more Narcotics detectives on the streets and we’re frequently in schools
reminding children that they have a choice.
We are sending a clear message that, as a community, we are standing up and saying
no to heroin use, sale and distribution in Nassau County.
Drug Treatment and Education Center
400 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: (516) 562-3010
Fax: (516) 562-3996
The Drug Treatment and Education Center at North Shore University Hospital, part of the Division of Addiction Treatment Services for the North Shore LIJ Health System, founded in 1971, is a comprehensive, hospital-based outpatient facility designed to offer comprehensive psychosocial, medical and psychiatric assessment and treatment services to individuals with substance abuse problems and their families. Services include diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, education and prevention and outpatient opiate detoxification using methadone or suboxone.
For information or referral contact the director, Rickard Terenzi, Ph.D., CASAC.
Heroin Prevention Task Force
Much of the heroin in Nassau and Suffolk originates in Queens and Brooklyn, and one of the goals of County Executive Mangano’s Heroin
Abuse Location and Targeting initiative is to identify and apprehend those individuals selling the drugs by surveilling known drug
users. Nassau Probation is uniquely positioned to facilitate the identification of the surveillance targets. By the end
of 2010, approximately 200 probationers abusing heroin or cocaine will have been debriefed by probation officers, and the intelligence
shared with NCPD’s Lead Development Center. At no time does Probation lose sight of its mission, which is to facilitate public
safety by helping offenders avoid further antisocial behavior. We continue to supervise our probationers at the appropriate
level and make all indicated treatment or other services referrals.
In March 2010, with the support of the County Executive,
District Attorney’s Office and county, city and village police, Probation initiated Community Watch, involving teams of probation
and police officers conducting fast-moving, off-hours home visits. The goal is to identify probationers at risk of or already
engaging in antisocial behavior that may lead to new arrests and/or probation violations - to address small problems before they become
big problems. The vast majority of these probationers have significant substance abuse issues. During the first five Community
Watch operations, nearly 250 visits were conducted throughout Nassau.
Divine Concepts is a community based (501c3) not for profit organization established in March of 2000 in the Incorporated Village
of Hempstead. Our sole purpose and intent is to provide services to an under/unserved population. Our initiatives to date have
been to feed the homeless/hungry, youth sporting events that focus on social skills, and educational programs that foster cultural awareness
and a sense of pride/purpose in a younger population that is sorely lacking. Our current initiatives include adolescent substance
use prevention/intervention, safe space programming & vocational/educational services to be implemented at our new location.
more information email email@example.com or call (917) 701-1573.
95 Madison Ave.
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550
400 Sunrise Highway
Amityville, NY 11701
South Oaks Hospital, located on the Nassau/Suffolk border has a long-standing reputation of commitment to quality and compassionate
care, crisis management, treatment and recovery –locally and nationally. For more than 130 years, we continue to be one of the
finest and most respected facilities in the world when it comes to providing effective treatments for a wide variety of mental health
issues and chemical dependency problems for individuals of all ages. Please click here to view the complete member information of
South Oaks Hospital. Please visit our website: www.south-oaks.org.
We firmly believe addiction is a treatable disease. As an organization we strive to be on the forefront of all aspects of treatment
for all people suffering from the devastating effects of substance use disorders. As an organization we intend to be the voice for
all of those whom society believes to be voiceless.
We are committed to client-centered and effective practices to ensure our
treatment is geared toward sustained recovery from addiction. We rely on our Core Values to provide the best quality treatment to
our clients and their families. These Core Values are: Professionalism, Integrity, Integrated/holistic
approach to client care Use of evidence-based practices and Ease of access for clients and our community partners.
us at 515-520-6600 to arrange a confidential assessment appointment at your convenience or visit us at www.Bridgebacktolife.com