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Recovery Rockstars!

Hey, all you recovery rockstars! In case you missed it we made the news! At 14 seconds and also at the end you’ll see the LIRA and FIST banners in a sea of warriors! See if you can spot yourself! On Wednesday March 20, advocates from throughout New York state rallied at the NY Capitol […]

STAND UP FOR RECOVERY DAY 2019

Join the Long Island Recovery Association – LIRA and F.I.S.T. ~ Families in Support of Treatment on March 20th for the 10th Annual Friends of Recovery-New York (FOR-NY) Stand Up for Recovery Day! This is a statewide event! LONG ISLAND UNITED! THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES THE ADVOCACY TRAIN! DIRECTIONS FOR BUS PICK UP –> Directions…

SUMMER/FALL 2018 NEWSLETTER

LIRA Introduces 12 to 12 Telephone and Text Recovery Support Service In January, LIRA was awarded a mini grant through OASAS and The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and launched a new Telephone & Text Recovery Support line targeting youth and young adults. The LIRA young people’s committee came up with this innovative first of…

LONG ISLAND ADVOCATES WITH OASAS OFFICIALS AND GOVERNOR CUOMO AS HE SIGNS LEGISLATION TO COMBAT THE HEROIN AND OPIOID CRISIS IN NEW YORK STATE

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…

CHOOSING AN INPATIENT ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER

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…

SOBER HOMES

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…

TIMOTHY’S LAW

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…