On May 23, 2017 LICADD hosted 88 golfers at the beautiful Maidstone Club in East Hampton. The weather cooperated with mild temperatures and a sun-filled sky resulting in a great day for the Tee Off For Our Teens Invitational.
This special day of golf raised awareness and over $100,000 to support Long Island's adolescent population from Elmont to Montauk.
Teens across Long Island are facing the fight of their lives as they are bombarded with media messages and social interactions promoting unhealthy choices. "We are in the midst of an opioid epidemic reaching the highest numbers of drug-related overdose ever experienced on Long Island. Prevention education and counseling services for both adolescents and their families is a vital component to slow or stop overdose rates from increasing even more," says LICADD Executive Director Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC.
The stories of families who are desperately struggling to save their children from the epidemic of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and heroin that is sweeping our communities is all too familiar.
LICADD's evidence-based education and prevention programs are a lifeline, providing parents, teachers, children and young adults with effective solutions. By reaching out to our children in their early years with effective prevention, we can help end the cycle of addiction.
For more information contact:
Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD)
1025 Old Country Road, Suite 221
Westbury, NY 11590