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1
Aug

Ending the Addiction Epidemic

Addiction isn’t invincible. We know what needs to be done, and we know we need to do it together. The Center on Addiction is rallying families, employers, healthcare professionals, and passionate individuals like you to put an end to addiction. Watch this video to learn more. And visit www.centeronaddiction.org to join the movement.

31
Jul

Impaired Driving is a Serious Issue

Attention New York drivers: An ongoing issue has quite literally taken to the streets of New York. Many of us stay busy with our day-to-day schedule that requires us to ride the roads to and from work, daycare, and extra curricula activities. We depend on these roads for a safe and timely commute, especially with the new school year among

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3
Jul

Heavier Alcohol Use In Youth May Put Heart And Brain At Risk

People in the United States are drinking more these days. And two new studies show evidence that heavier drinking in youth leads to some alarming damage in the body and brain. Check out all of the details in this Forbes.com article.

21
Jun

What reductions in opioid deaths? Does commercializing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes increase use? You decide.

What reductions in opioid deaths? Does commercializing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes increase use? You decide. Check out this fascinating report from National Families in Action

12
Jun

He started vaping as a teen and now the habit is “Impossible to Let Go.”

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional

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11
Jun

Opioid dependence can happen after just five days.

  Watch this video, released by ONDCP and The White House. Know the truth. Spread the truth.  

25
Apr

The Dangers of Underage Drinking: An Interview with a Manhasset High School grad

12
Mar

Student Athlete Leadership Team Learning and Teaching Life Lessons

Thanks to partial funding from the Manhasset Community Fund, the inaugural Student Athlete Leadership Team at Manhasset High School has been providing valuable lessons in the sixth grade classrooms of Munsey Park and Shelter Rock Schools.  Thirty-three 10th and 11th graders, having been selected after a competitive application process, attended training in the Athletes Helping Athletes curriculum at Molloy College.

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20
Feb

Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere.

From The New York Times: Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere. The fight against methamphetamines was successful, but only to a point. In some states it’s now the leading cause of drug-related deaths. Check out the article here.

11
Oct

CASA Fall Prevention Programs Focus on Addiction, Recovery & Communication

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

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