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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Youth Partnership in NICE Bus Prevention Campaign!

Youth Partnership in NICE Bus Prevention Campaign!

Oceanside SAFE Coalition was so proud to partner with Oceanside High School Youth Council members to raise awareness on the effects of youth substance abuse. This campaign will be featured on NICE Busses throughout Nassau County for several months, reaching thousands of riders!

Thank you to NY National Guard CounterDrug Task Force, Nassau County NICE Bus, FastSigns of Oceanside, The Office of Senator Todd Kaminsky, County Executive Laura Curran, DAWC, Oceanside School District, Oceanside High School PTA, Oceanside Board of Education, News 12 and the LI Herald for all your support in helping this campaign reach the community in it's full potential!

*Visit our Press Page to view our coverage on News 12!

DEA Drug Take Back Day Success!

DEA Drug Take Back Day Success!

Thanks to the joint efforts of Oceanside SAFE Coalition, NCPD POP Unit, and Oceanside School District's DAWC - 225 pounds worth of prescription medications were collected from our community! Special thank you to all Oceanside residents who participated in the days events, our amazing volunteers, wonderful crew at NCPD's 4th Precinct and Councilman Anthony D'Esposito for always being there to support our efforts. What a great day for Oceanside!

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!

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!

Missed a Virtual Workshop? Watch it Now!

Missed a Virtual Workshop? Watch it Now!

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)

A Community Approach to Substance Abuse Prevention (With Oceanside School District's Drug Advisory and Wellness Council, NY National Guard CounterDrug Task Forcre and LI Crisis Center)

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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Oceanside SAFE Coalition and Oceanside School District Co-hosts Narcan Training with Councilman D'Esposito / Town of Hempstead
Upcoming Event!

Oceanside SAFE Coalition and Oceanside School District Co-hosts Narcan Training with Councilman D'Esposito / Town of Hempstead

Join us to learn more about the Opioid Epidemic on Long Island, how to identify potential overdose and how to respond with Narcan!
Thursday, July 8, 2021
7pm
Oceanside High School - 3160 Skillman Ave, Oceanside, NY, 11572

Partnering with Supervisor Don Clavin, Oceanside SAFE Coalition and the Oceanside School District to discuss the #OpioidEpidemic with Town of Hempstead neighbors by sharing experiences, discussing current events and understanding how opioids work. All will be trained, personally, by Councilman D'Esposito in identifying overdoses, administering Narcan - everything you need to help save a life. Narcan will be distributed to all attendees.

Due to #COVID19, we ask guests to pre-register by emailing adesposito@tohmail.org or calling 516-812-3242.

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