Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano once again proclaimed November as National Runaway Prevention Awareness Month and recognized the event with county youth officials and families.
Nassau County Dept. of Human Services, Office of Youth Service has partnered with Nassau County Runaway/Homeless Direct Service Network to raise awareness about the issues facing runaway youth and educating the public about the role they can play in preventing youth from running. Statistics indicate that more than 4,000 youth run away from home, are thrown out, or pushed out of their home each year in Nassau County.
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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that a free “Road to Recovery” Drug Treatment Summit and Resource Fair will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6-9pm at Plainedge High School, located at 241 Wyngate Drive in North Massapequa. The evening includes information from medical professionals on the newest medication-supported treatment program for heroin, pain pill and alcohol addiction. Doctors, psychiatrists, addictions professionals, individuals in recovery from addiction and their family members, and members of the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) will be on hand to answer questions about the Road to Recovery.
“There is no miracle cure for addiction,” said County Executive Mangano. “The miracle lies in the people who have overcome their drug dependency to achieve sobriety. Extended-Release Naltrexone can help those miracles happen. I invite residents to attend this free event and learn more about our new drug and alcohol treatment program known as ‘A Shot at Life’.”