Stand Up for Recovery Day 2018

Past Event
Written in: March 2018
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Long Island Advocates with OASAS Officials and Governor Cuomo as he Signs Legislation to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Crisis in New York State

Advocacy/Policy
Written in: March 2018

Above: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in New York State. The comprehensive package of bills was passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session and marks a major step forward in the fight to increase access to treatment, expand community prevention strategies, and limit the over-prescription of…

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Emergency Medical Hold Legislation

Advocacy/Policy
Written in: March 2018

LIRA supports legislation creating an emergency medical hold on individuals deemed to be incapacitated by alcohol or other drugs including those who are revived from an opiate overdose by Naloxone and clearly posing “a danger to self or others.” The emergency hold will allow for a clinical assessment or evaluation and referral to treatment or…

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Choosing an Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center

Resources
Written in: May 2017

In response to numerous questions and emails from individuals and families regarding inpatient treatment centers out of state and in New York, LIRA has created this objective resource guide as a community service. We do not endorse any particular inpatient center although we have received feedback on many. Our intention is for you to be…

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Sober Homes

Advocacy/Policy
Written in: January 2016

Major progress has been made on the sober housing front since LIRA first identified this as an area of concern back in 2000. Our sober housing team under the umbrella of Long Island Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods (LICAN) was the driving force behind the issue seeking to improve living conditions, confront disreputable outfits and reward…

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Timothy’s Law

Advocacy/Policy
Written in: January 2016

LIRA worked feverishly for over three years in support of Timothy’s Law and despite our relentless efforts a compromise was reached which excluded coverage for addiction treatment. While we are pleased that progress was made and those with mental health issues, including MICA (dual diagnosis) have gained additional coverage, we will continue to do battle…

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