Smacked By the Storm: How Long Island Can Recover From Its Heroin Crisis
Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds is the President/CEO of Family and Children's Association (FCA), one of Long Island's oldest and largest health and human service nonprofit agencies. FCA is one of four partnering agencies operating the NYS OASAS-funded THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Hauppauge, NY. His TEDx Talk from 3.31.17 addresses the opioid epidemic on Long Island.
THRIVE’s mission is to help individuals and families find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery through peer-based support, navigation assistance and referral services; provide interactive educational programs that promote wellness, economic prosperity and civic engagement; and maintain a safe, welcoming haven for substance-free recreational and social activities.
Launched in response to our community need for a safe, substance-free place, THRIVE is the first and only of its kind on Long Island. Members of the recovery community and their families can pursue better skills, better relationships, and ultimately better lives.
Because addiction respects no boundaries of gender, race, age or socio-economic status, we hope all who are striving to sustain and strengthen their recovery – as well as their families – will utilize THRIVE.
THRIVE is always interested in new, relevant services and activities, and has an ongoing need for wellness instructors, workshops leaders, recovery coaches, event organizers, artists (visual, musical and otherwise) and creatives of all sorts. We’re also seeking volunteers to welcome visitors, answer phones, and help with light filing. Interested in helping out? Give us a shout!
Suggestions for how we can make the activities and services more appealing and useful to members of the recovery community are always welcome.
THRIVE hopes to build vital working relationships with all recovery-based human service agencies and organizations on Long Island.
The Center is the result of a cooperative partnership between Family and Children’s Association, Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA), Families in Support of Treatment (F.I.S.T.), and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD).
THRIVE funded by: NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service (OASAS).
Jim Malone, Center Director
Gerald Duggan, Recovery Services Coordinator
Fran Monaco, Family Services Coordinator