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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Red Ribbon Week - 2021

Red Ribbon Week - 2021

This years Red Ribbon Week is October 23rd - 31st, and is the nations largest and longest running drug-use prevention campaign. Visit our events page to see what initiatives we will be collaborating on with various community sectors.

Contact us today if you need prevention materials or ideas for prevention activities for your community organization!

Overdose Awareness Day, 2021

Overdose Awareness Day, 2021

On 8/31/21, Our Community came together for a beautiful evening of remembrance and tribute in honor of the loved ones we have lost to Overdose. Visit our events page to view photo's and learn more.

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 learn more! (News 12 Coverage, LI Herald)

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 NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt in young adults. Read the article here.


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Give Us a Follow!

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Drug Take Back Day - Kick off to Red Ribbon Week!
Upcoming Event!

Drug Take Back Day - Kick off to Red Ribbon Week!

Join us for our 2nd Drug Take Back Day event of 2021, as we officially kick off the start to Red Ribbon Week!
Saturday, October 23, 2021
12pm - 2pm
Oceanside High School Front Circle

Just drive up and drop off! Pull into the Oceanside High School front circle to deliver your expired medications for safe and proper disposal. We ask that you please do not bring any liquids or sharps.

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Addressing the Effects of Marijuana Legalization on our Youth
Upcoming Event!

Addressing the Effects of Marijuana Legalization on our Youth

Brought to you in partnership with Oceanside School District's Drug, Alcohol and Wellness Council, and in recognition of Red Ribbon Week - Join us for an important workshop for all parents.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
7pm
Virtual Presentation (Register on link below!)

On March 31, 2021, the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act was signed, legalizing adult-use cannabis (recreational marijuana) in New York State.

  • Where are we now with this legislation?
  • What ramifications could this have on our youth?
  • What can a parent do to prevent their child from marijuana usage?

Join us at this important virtual workshop to get the answers to these questions and information that will help parents foster healthy habits and preventative measures in their home.

Register here today!

**Link to attend will be provided to all registrants prior to workshop, and will also be posted on Oceanside School Districts webpage**


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