Our Billboard can be seen on Oceanside Road by the Rockville Centre Recreation Center. The Long Island Crisis Center is available 24/7 to help if you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety Or any issues that may be causing loss of hope or sadness. Please call them for help and know that you are not alone.
Stope and take a look at our new billboard and read the important facts on the dangers of Marijuana use.
With Youth Vaping an epidemic and retail stores still selling the JUUL flavored pods, Coalition Project Coordinator, Ruthanne McCormack, visited retail establishments and presented information to store owners regarding JULL Lab’s policy of stopping retail sales of the flavored pods since November 2018.
Stephen Hill had everything going for him growing up: a loving family, lots of friends, and he excelled in school – especially sports. Elevated to play on the junior varsity lacrosse team in 8th grade, Stephen was introduced to drugs and alcohol by older peers. He started drinking and smoking his freshman year of high school, and his life quickly spiraled out of control. Before long, he was addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. The American opioid epidemic has taken the lives of many and destroyed even more. At the height of Stephen’s addiction, it seemed as if it were just a matter of time before he ended up just another deadly statistic. After a decade of substance abuse, multiple failed attempts at treatment, and numerous arrests, Stephen was finally able to achieve long-term sobriety. His story of hope and recovery will leave readers inspired and with a better understanding of addiction and recovery. Stephen is now living out his passion Speaking Sobriety to teens, parents, and teachers at schools and community events all over the country.=
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On Sunday, September 30th, youth coalition members participated in East, Shop, Rock. This was an all day event attended by many community members of all ages. Important prevention information was distributed and everyone wore the “Live Drug Free T-Shirt”. It is important for our community to join forces with us to combat drug and alcohol use especially with our youth!
Project Coordinator Quoted in Newsday while advocating against legalizing recreational marijuana in New York
On Thursday, September 27th, the Coalition Project Coordinator, along with Coalition Sector Members, attended one of two listening sessions on Long Island to advocate against the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in New York State.This listening session took place at Hofstra University and all attendees were permitted to speak for two minutes. Attendees opposed to this legislation included medical professionals, parents, youth in recovery, educators and members of transportation organizations. The future of our Youth will be in great jeopardy if this law passes. A second listening session is scheduled for October 16th at 6:00 pm in Suffolk County. We are urging everyone to join our efforts and register to attend this listening session. Please register using this link: