While summer is time for beach, barbeques and boating, on an average day in June or July, more than 11,000 12-17-year-olds start drinking alcohol for the first time (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). In the Massapequas, youth report having their first drink before the
Updated Prevention Resources during COVID-19 Massapequa Takes Action Coalition recognizes how COVID-19 presents challenges for Massapequas’ youth and families. To assist Massapequa families in the prevention of youth substance misuse, MTAC has launched a new website with updated resources to prevent underage drinking, marijuana misuse and prescription drug prevention.
Massapequa Takes Action Coalition recently acknowledged community members who have dedicated their time and energy to reduce opioid and substance misuse in the Massapequas. Nassau County Police Department POP (problem-oriented policing) Officers Steven Russell and Thomas Lively along with Dr. Mary Koslap-Petraco, were presented recognition awards at MTAC’s recent Steering
Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC), a local non-profit prevention and outreach coalition serving the Massapequa and Massapequa Park community was recently featured on a syndicated television show titled, The Donna Drake Show! The nationally syndicated television program focuses on topics of motivation and inspiration, providing insight and good news stories. MTAC’s
Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition invite Massapequa businesses and their employees that serve or sell alcohol to attend FREE TIPS training, a skills based course designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking. This free training is offered in conjunction with the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County Police Department,
Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) invites all parents with children (K-12) and residents to Vaping: Danger in the Mist, an e-cigarette and vaping prevention education program on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Massapequa High School’s Little Theater. YES Community Counseling Center will provide the presentation which will address recent health concerns
In partnership with the Massapequa Elks Lodge and the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, YES Community Counseling Center (YESCCC) will present the Dangers of Vaping and Opioid Abuse and Overdose Prevention for families and concerned community members on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Massapequa Elks Lodge, 2162 Veterans Boulevard, Massapequa. Free naloxone
While teens nationally are drinking less alcohol, in the Massapequas, teens are drinking at higher rates than national and state averages! Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, the Massapequas only federal and state funded coalition to reduce youth substance misuse, invites parents and residents to its general coalition meeting on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m.
MTAC Hosts NYS Legalization Education Forum Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) invites all parents, youth and residents to attend its engaging prevention education program, Marijuana Legalization: Lessons Learned from Colorado, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Massapequa High School Auditorium. The presentation will highlight the evolving impacts
Turn in Unused or Expired Meds for Safe Disposal Massapequa Takes Action Coalition has rescheduled its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day to Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Massapequa High School East Driveway – District Office Parking Lot. Residents and parents can help prevent prescription drug misuse by turning in unused […]