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WE DID IT !!!!!!!
At the end of session the Senate and Assembly presented a bill S7912/A10164 to the Governor, which he signed, that we believe will improve access to substance abuse treatment. We did not get everything that we wanted but we see this as a big step forward. This battle was fought by many. Special thanks to all that were a part of this battle in particular the families that came out in numbers and said "NO MORE" we refuse to allow this to continue. Kudos to you all!! Without the families, it is my belief this bill would not have passed.

Next F.I.S.T. Event Friday July 25th from 6:30-9:00 p.m at the Long Beach Middle School in Long Beach Long Island. (See attached flier)
Come join us for a great event. F.I.S.T has partnered up with RipLB an awesome group in Long Beach to put on this event. The evening will consist of:
Refreshment and light snacks will be available
6:30-7:30 Resource fair with over 40 vendors on hand. Ask questions of clinicians and get resources for yourself or a loved one.
7:30-9:00- A great lineup of speakers covering: RipLB, F.I.S.T, Overview of the current epidemic impacting our families, Impact on a parent dealing with a loved ones disease of addiction, Prevention, Signs&Symptoms, Person in Recovery sharing his story, treatment options and Advocacy.
Raffles will be given at the end of the program. No purchase necessary. The registration cards filled out that evening will be used to select the winners. Many gifts will be awarded that evening. Thanks to all those donating gifts.


These are some folks that have lost a loved one to this illness. Please keep them in your prayers. Check out some of the photos from our June 7th event. Click on Photos