Oceanside
SAFE Coalition

Preventing and reducing alcohol and drug abuse among Oceanside youth since 2015

Our Mission

Our mission is to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug use among youth by engaging in environmental strategies, programs and activities that create a safe, healthy and drug-free Oceanside community.

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Legalization in Other States Media Campaign

Legalization in Other States Media Campaign

With the recent passing of recreational marijuana into NYS legislature, it is so important for our community to take into consideration how legalization in other states has impacted youth use.

Thank you to the incredible members of our Oceanside High School Youth Council for partnering with Oceanside SAFE to put together this Video PSA. Additional information can be found on all our social media handles.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week - 2021

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week - 2021

Thank you to all our amazing community partners for your involvement in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, 2021! It was so wonderful to see such important knowledge being shared throughout the Oceanside community - and in such creative ways!

NICE Bus Prevention Campaign

NICE Bus Prevention Campaign

Oceanside SAFE Coalition is so proud to partner with our incredible members of OHS Youth Council, NY National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and NICE Bus to create this amazing campaign (featuring original artwork from one of our Oceanside High School Students!). These banners will be featured on local buses for 2 months, reaching over 33,000 riders!

S.A.F.E Attends CADCA's 2021 Leadership Forum

S.A.F.E Attends CADCA's 2021 Leadership Forum

Although we were unable to attend in person this year - Representatives from the Coalition (including Oceanside Youth) were proud to represent at this year's National Leadership Forum! Throughout the first week of February, CADCA hosted an incredible virtual platform of events, workshops, evidence-based resources and networking opportunities for Coalition's all throughout the United States. It was an amazing learning opportunity for our members to better serve our community!

Community Perception Survey

Community Perception Survey

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to participate in the 2020 Community Perception Survey! Your voice will further assist our Coalition in understanding the overall perspective that exists in Oceanside as it pertains to Youth Substance Use.

These results will be presented to the Community during our next Virtual Workshop on April 22, 2021. Visit our events page for more details!

Recorded Workshops - Now available!

Recorded Workshops - Now available!

Did you miss one of our Virtual Workshops, and want to know how you can access the information? Our sessions are recorded and available for you to view any time! Directly following an event - you can access all information and important links on our Events Page under "Event Details" and then under "Event Recap".

Teen Impact Insight Driving (With The Oceanside Library and Mount Sinai South Nassau Communities Hospital)

Substance Use and Abuse in Youth, and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (With The Mental Health and Wellness Center at Molloy College)

Oceanside SAFE makes Local News

Oceanside SAFE makes Local News

Visit our Press Page for articles on Oceanside SAFE Coalition's efforts through the years.

What We're Following...

What We're Following...

A recent study released this week (March 29, 2021) in JAMA Pediatric Journal found that teenage marijuana users have double the prevalence of a use disorder than nicotine, alcohol, and, in most categories, even prescription drug misusers. Read the article here.

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Give Us a Follow!

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Follow us on Instagram: @oceanside_safe
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A Community Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention - Virtual Workshop
Upcoming Event!

A Community Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention - Virtual Workshop

Join Oceanside School District's Drug Advisory and Wellness Council and Oceanside SAFE Coalition for a Virtual Workshop.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
7pm
*See Link Below**

Attention Parents and Oceanside Community Members!

Join us for this important workshop surrounding youth substance use in Oceanside, and how Prevention really does take a village!

No Registration required. Join day of here.

**Link also available on Oceanside School District Website**

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day - 2021
Upcoming Event!

Prescription Drug Take Back Day - 2021

It's that time of year again.....Spring cleaning of your household medications!
Saturday, April 24, 2021
12pm - 2pm
Oceanside High School Front Circle

Join us on Saturday April 24th from 12pm - 2pm in the Oceanside High School front circle to properly dispose of your expired or un-used household medications! Participants will receive a *FREE* Deterra Drug De-Activation Bag!

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"Do Good with Burritos!" A Fundraiser for Oceanside SAFE, Inc.
Upcoming Event!

"Do Good with Burritos!" A Fundraiser for Oceanside SAFE, Inc.

Help support Oceanside SAFE by doing the easiest, most enjoyable thing ever - Eating delicious takeout!
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
4pm - 8pm
Chipotle, 3161 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY, 11572

Come to Oceanside Chipotle on April 28th between 4pm - 8pm. Present this flyer, or simply mention "Oceanside SAFE Coalition" at the cashier. 33% of proceeds will immediately go to Oceanside SAFE, Inc.! It's that easy!

Plan to order online? Use code "6ECW8FR" before checking out in "promo" field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle appfor pickup using this unique code will be counted towards our fundraiser.

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