Adelphi School of Social Work
Community Parent Center
Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC, Inc.)
Family & Children Assosciation
Long Beach Medical Center
Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Nassau Alliance for Addition Services
Nassau County Dept of Mental Health & Chemical Dependency
Nassau County District Attorney
Nassau County Executive
Nassau County Police Department
Nassau County Council of School Superintendents Association
Nassau Region PTA
Nassau County Youth Board
North Shore University Hospital, Drug Treatment & Education Center
Nassau County Municipal Police Chiefs Association, Inc.
NYS Office of Alcoholism Substance Abuse Services
YES Community Counseling Center
Heroin Prevention Task Force Executive Committee Members
Community Parent Center
1260 Meadowbrook Road
 Brookside School Room 31
 North Merrick, NY 11566
50 Clinton Street
Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 516-539-0150
Fax: 516-539-0160
Education & Assistance Corporation
Regional Offices
80 Wheeler Road

Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: 631-439-0480
Fax: 631-439-0485
175 Remsen Street
Suite 505
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-237-9404
Fax: 718-237-5864
New York City
Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)
Nassau PTA
Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services
The Nassau County Council of School Superintendents
Family and Children’s Association
      75 Grand Ave
Massapequa, NY 11758
Adelphi School of Social Work
YES Community Counseling Center
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

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.

Addiction 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, 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

Follow OASAS:  /  facebook profile: NYS OASAS  / /

Long Beach Medical Center

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. 


It hosts 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:










For general information on Long Beach Medical Center’s services, please call (516) 897-1000 or visit our website at

Nassau County Executive
Nassau Alliance for Addiction Services (NAFAS)

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:

Nassau County District Attorney's Office
Nassau County Police Department

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:

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...

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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:
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, or by contacting Wendy Tepfer, Executive Director at (516) 771-9346 or
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:
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.
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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). 
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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
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:
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 or contact us at (516) 799-3203.
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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 
Treatment Services
Treatment Phone
 Counseling Center (Outpatient Mental Health Services)  897-1270
 FACTS (Outpatient Alcohol & Chemical Substance Treatment)  897-1250
 Inpatient Detox Unit  897-1671
 Inpatient Psychiatric Service  897-1620
 Methadone Maintenance Program  897-1330
 Gambling Addiction Treatment Services  897-1250
 Coalition To Prevent Underage Drinking  897-1250
To get the Executive Committee info in Excel format click here.
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. 
Together we can and will end this epidemic that is destroying the lives of many of our residents.
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   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.
North Shore University Hospital
Heroin Prevention Task Force
Nassau County Department of Probation
Divine Concepts Ltd.

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.

For more information email or call (917) 701-1573.

95 Madison Ave.

Hempstead, N.Y. 11550

Nassau County Department of Probation
Divine Concepts, Ltd.
South Oaks Hospital
     400 Sunrise Highway
     Amityville, NY 11701
South Oaks Hospital

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:

Bridge Back To Life

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. 

Call us at 515-520-6600 to arrange a confidential assessment appointment at your convenience or visit us at

Bridge Back To Life
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