Brookhaven Town Hosts Substance Abuse and Addiction Program 25

Supervisor Romaine and Brookhaven Youth Bureau Host New Trends in Substance Abuse and Addiction Program

On May 1st, Supvervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau hosted the “New Trends in Substance Abuse and Addiction Program” at Brookhaven Town Hall. The program was conducted by Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency Executive Director, Steve Chassman. Topics covered during the program included:

  • How you can help a teen become more aware of the substances within their community;
  • How you can help decrease the likelihood of alcohol and drug dependency within your community;
  • What the effects are of CBD Oil on teens and adults;
  • How the possible legalization of marijuana could affect prevention of drug use in our teens.

This year the Youth Bureau has held three Substance Abuse Education Workshops for Parents. Approximately 200 parents, guardians and social workers have attended these workshops. Funding for the program is provided by a legislative grant through New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.

“Trends in the drug culture are constantly changing,” Supervisor Romaine said to about 50 people who attended the program. “By participating in this program, you are educating yourselves about how to talk to our youth about a difficult subject, what signs to look for when it comes to substance abuse and preventative measures that can be taken. I want to thank Senator Kenneth LaValle for providing the funding that makes it possible for the Youth Bureau to continue holding these very timely and meaningful workshops.”

The Youth Bureau works in partnership with the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Office to provide drug testing kits to parents and guardians. There is a limit of two kits per family. The kits can be picked up at the Youth Bureau at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

The Youth Bureau’s next Substance Abuse Education Workshop for Parents will be held at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville, on May 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about this program or to RSVP, please call the Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011 or visit www.brookhavenny.gov.

Photos courtesy of Town of Brookhaven
Previous ArticleNext Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Tickets for The 2019 Great South Bay Music Festival 277

Long Island’s largest and longest running music festival is coming back to Shorefront Park in Patchogue Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21st.  The Great South Bay Music Festival , which is presented by King O’rourke, is proudly Celebrating it’s 13th Anniversary.  The four day festival will feature over 75 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, folk, punk, blues, indy, jam-band, reggae, and funk genres.

The Fest will kick off on Thursday with Long Islands own, Indy Rockers – Taking Back Sunday, who are touring to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.   Popular hometown group Glassjaw,  PA rock group The Menzingers, and Frank Iero & The Future Violents will also be performing on opening night.

Here is the current daily line up:

Thursday, July 18th

On opening night, there will be 10 acts performing on two stages.  As mentioned headliner acts include Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, and Frank Iero & the Futures.

Friday, July 19th

Friday is rock-reggae themed with over 20 performers playing on four stages. The headlines include Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, SOJA, and Common Kings.

Saturday, July 20th

As usual Saturday is “Jam Day,” which features eclectic and diverse lineups, featuring 25 bands on four stages. The headliners include Lotus, Dweezil Zappa, Spafford, Reid Genauer’s Assembly of Dust, Pink Talking Fish, and the Englishtown Project.

There will also be a “Jambalaya Stage” to celebrate the 50th anniversary to the 1969 Woodstock festival. Those acts include Kiss the Sky, Who’s Next, Joplin’s Pearl, The Band Band, and Halfstep.

Sunday, July 21st

The final day of the festival will begin with a children’s concert. the afternoon will host  “Classic Rock Day” with 25 performers on five stages. Top acts include America and WAR.

Check here to see additional artists as they are released and to find out more about the acts listed above.

 

The Great South Bay Festival will also host multiple craft beer and wine tents, an artisan and craft market, and food court which will contain a diverse selection of gourmet food.

Tickets are on sale now.  Daily tickets start at $42.50 each. Children ten and under are free, except for the Sunday children’s concert.

For each ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center Fund.  Click here to purchase.

 

Festival Times:

Thursday, July 18: Doors are at 3:00 pm, till 10pm.

Friday, July 19th: Doors are at 3:00PM, till 11pm,

Saturday the 20th.: Doors are at 1:00pm, till 11PM,

Sunday the 21st: 11:00am doors for Great South Bay’s annual Kids Concert

Sunday Regular Fest Ticket holders: 1:30 Doors, till 10:00pm.

 

 

 

Get Your Tickets for the Patchogue Breakfast Crawl on Saturday May 18th 223

There is still time to get tickets for Patchogue’s 8th Breakfast Crawl, being held this Saturday, May 18th. The crawl runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Patrons can decide which restaurants they want to head to then hop from restaurant to restaurant in search of the perfect breakfast selections.  This year there are 22 restaurants participating in the crawl.   Several specialty food retailers like The Amazing Olive, Kilwins and The Cheese Patch, as well as traditional retailers such as Blum’s, The Colony Shop and others will be offering discounts to patrons during the crawl.

The event is run by the chamber’s restaurant and retailers committee and this will be the eighth crawl held in Patchogue.

Proceeds from this years crawl will go to veterans groups Paws of War, United Veterans Beacon House and Military Resilience Foundation, as well as programs for the local VFW.  Participants and restaurant employees are being encouraged to dress to show their patriotism.

The tickets are $25 to dine at five restaurants, $35 for 10, $45 for 15 and $50 for 20.
Click here and get your tickets today!

Most Popular Topics

Editor Picks