Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Fentanyl Deaths On Long Island SkyrocketForty-two people have died from fentanyl-related overdoses in the past 15 months.
Controversial 'Pot Defense' Rocks Long Island Impaired Driving CaseA bombshell defense rocked a Long Island courtroom on Thursday. The lawyers defending a teenaged driver in a deadly car crash claimed even though he was high on marijuana, that's not what caused the accident.
Schumer Asks For $100 Million To Fight Heroin Trade In New YorkU.S. Sen Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that he is asking for $100 million in funding for to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country.
MTA Police To Be Armed With Heroin Overdose Antidote Under NY AG's EffortIt's expected the more than 650 MTA officers on the job across 5,000 square miles and 14 counties in New York and Connecticut will carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan.
Expert: L.I. Teens Taking Handfuls Of Drugs At Random At PartiesAuthorities on Long Island are warning about the hazards of so-called "Skittles" drug parties, which seem to be gaining in popularity.
Organizers Of L.I. Summit Say FDA Should Decide Merits Of Medical Marijuana, Not StatesDr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Executive Director of LICADD, said he doesn't believe in legalizing medical pot and thinks it will hurt the majority of New Yorkers.
Police: L.I. Couple's Arrest After Underage Drinking Party Should Serve As WarningThe arrest of a Long Island couple after a teenage girl got alcohol poisoning at their house has renewed the debate about the perils of supervised underage drinking.
Number Of Heroin-Related Overdose Deaths On The Rise On Long IslandThe number of deaths from heroin and prescription drugs have been steadily rising over the past few years on Long Island.
New York Lawmakers Push For National Ban On Synthetic MarijuanaIt’s known as incense or potpourri, but it's not the kind you use to make a room smell nice. It’s an herbal mixture that's being smoked for a high, and getting many people sick. Now, there's a new effort to get it banned.
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