The fall marks a pivotal time for substance abuse prevention and education with September commemorating Recovery Month and October National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. With mental health issues and substance use prevalent in every community, education and communication is key to helping parents, residents and youth recognize the signs of addiction, understand how to seek help as well as support
Although many students come to college already having had experience with alcohol, certain aspects of college life, such as unstructured time, the widespread availability of alcohol, inconsistent enforcement of underage drinking laws, and limited interactions with parents and other adults, can intensify the problem. The first six weeks of freshman year are a risky time for heavy drinking and alcohol-related
Manhasset CASA’s Summer E-newsletter discusses the importance of working together to protect our children and ourselves in the opioid epidemic. Heroin addiction does not happen overnight and it often begins with underage or adult substance misuse masking mental health issues. Working together is key to the prevention of substance misuse. Read more
No Cost or lower cost Naloxone now available through pharmacies
Check out Elizabeth Johnson’s article in The Manhasset Press regarding yesterday’s Panel Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic hosted by Senator Elaine Phillips at NYU Winthrop Hospital! The panel participants included law enforcement, health care professionals, victims and treatment providers.
Manhasset High School’s CASA Youth Club recently produced a fun and educational television game show and public service announcement (PSA) at Public Access Television (PATV) in Lake Success. The show was produced with the support of Manhasset CASA’s Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Life Grant and is one of five television programs produced with PATV through CASA’s grant funding
Manhasset CASA announces a redesigned website which provides parents, residents and youth with updated substance misuse prevention resources, videos as well as a new SAFE Homes network to assist parent to parent communication in the prevention of underage drinking. The innovative site, designed by Nancy Verdi, Hummingbird Web Design of Port Washington, provides access to substance abuse and parent communication