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.
Congratulations to Video Contest Winners Isabella Seminatore and Melanie Arvanitis on their amazing video submissions for Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!
Their video's about Substance Use and The Teen Brain and Vaping were featured on our Facebook page for Days 1 and 4 of NDAFW2023.
Check out Isabella's video here!
Oceanside SAFE was fortunate to send 2 members to this years CADCA Leadership Forum in the beautiful National Harbor, Maryland! It was an incredibly energizing experience filled with eye opening prevention workshops, new ideas for Coalition strategies, networking opportunities and so much more.
We are immensely grateful for CADCA and the endless support they give to Coalitions across the United States!
Oceanside SAFE is ready for another year of prevention through environmental strategies and community connection!
Are YOU ready to join? Contact us today!
It was a PACKED House at the First Annual Prevention Night Dinner! An incredible evening of valuable information, providing support and increasing access to resources. For a full recap check out our events page!
It was an incredible celebration of Community Pride in recognition of the 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers came together to beautify, clean and scan for substance related paraphernalia. Check out our events page for a full recap, and this amazing write up in the Oceanside Herald!
Thank you to our amazing community for making Overdose Awareness Day a truly beautiful and memorable evening. Visit our events page for more photos and a full recap of the days events.
Sticker Shock 2022 was a great success thanks to our community partners Bonbino's on Lawson and D'Cocco's Pizzeria! A job well done to our INCREDIBLE Student Volunteers from Oceanside Cheerleading and OHS Youth Council.
Learn how you can be a part of our newest community wide underage drinking prevention campaign. Click here to learn more about Be The Wall, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your FREE campaign materials today!
The Blue Ribbon Coalition credential is part of CADCA's new program that recognizes high performing coalitions that do an exceptional job creating a foundation for their work by updating and utilizing their coalition products.
The full list of this years Blue Ribbon Coalitions can be found here!
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)
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".
8/31/20 - Teen Impact Insight Driving (With The Oceanside Library and Mount Sinai South Nassau Communities Hospital)
10/1/20 - Substance Use and Abuse in Youth, and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (With The Mental Health and Wellness Center at Molloy College)
4/22/21 - 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)
10/28/21 - Addressing the Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Youth (in partnership with Oceanside School District's Drug Advisory and Wellness Council)
**New** 6/16/22 - The Power of Parents (in partnership with M.A.D.D NY / NJ / PA and Oceanside Library)
Visit our Press Page for articles on Oceanside SAFE Coalition's efforts through the years.
"Natural High" has released a condensed 6 Minute Video of the Documentary "Dead on Arrival" along with a Fentanyl Prevention Toolkit for Parents to review with their teens. Access now at this link!
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Attendees will be taught the strategies and different terms that are consistent with alcohol & drug abuse. There are several identifiers, logos and terms that are commonly related to drug (illegal and over the counter) and alcohol abuse, marijuana abuse, and drug concealment that can be found at school, home, and the community at large.
Attendees of the High in Plain Sight class, will be able to:
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Join us on April 29, 2023 between 12pm and 2pm at the Oceanside High School front circle to safely and properly dispose of your unused / expired prescription medications! Participants will receive a FREE Deterra Medication De-Activation Kit for at home disposal, and LockBag for safe storage!