LICADD is proud of its affiliations and works cooperatively with a variety of national, statewide and regional organizations to forward its mission. Here are some of those affiliations:
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, a pioneer in the alcoholism field, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates, which includes LICADD.
Council On Addictions of New York State (CANYS)
LICADD is an active member of CANYS, which is an organization of community-based prevention, education, intervention and treatment agencies throughout New York State.
New York State AIDS Advisory Council
LICADD’s Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds has been on the NYS AIDS Advisory Council since 1994, where he his Vice Chair and Chairs the Budget Subcommittee. The NYS AIDS Advisory Council advises the NYS Governor, Commissioner of Health and members of the state legislature on issues related to HIV care and prevention. Dr. Reynolds is a NYS Senate Majority appointee to the Council, has been re-appointed three times, and is the longest serving member of this distinguished panel.
Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA)
LICADD helped found the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA) in 2000 as a grassroots organization of people concerned about the rights of both the suffering addict and the recovering community. LIRA brings together recovering addicts and alcoholics, along with families, friends and allies, to advocate for the rights and needs of those affected by the disease of addiction. LIRA members work to de-stigmatize addiction, to achieve treatment parity for recovering addicts and to ensure that a compassionate and well-informed understanding of the nature of the illness of addiction becomes the norm and not the exception among legislators, institutions, family members and the public.
Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island
The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island, a project of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, is comprised of mental health and substance abuse providers such as LICADD, representatives from county, state and federal government, the VA, VET Centers, veterans organizations, elected officials and other stakeholders. The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island works to promote the health and well-being of Long Island veterans and their families through advocacy, and a broad array of services.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
LICADD is an active member of the local chapter of EAPA and supports EAPA’s efforts to promote the highest standards of EAP practice and the continuing development of employee assistance professionals, programs and services.
Nassau Alliance for Addiction Services
NAFAS is a not-for-profit coalition of 26 community-based agencies across Nassau County. Together, we are committed to delivering affordable, accessible and comprehensive prevention and treatment services to individuals and families struggling with the consequences of drug, alcohol, gambling and other addictions and abuses. LICADD is a member of NAFAS and remains committed to community partnerships.
Mid-Island Clinical Connection
LICADD is pleased to be an active member of the Steering Committee for this multidisciplinary group of mental health practitioners that meets monthly at Seafield’s Training Center in Amityville for education, training, networking and mutual referrals.
Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA)
LICADD serves a sector representative for Manhasset CASA’s Drug Free Communities grant, providing insights about the use of alcohol and other drugs among young people in the Manhasset area and a direct connection to addiction treatment and support services in Nassau County.