September 10, 2019.  On Wednesday, September 4, the Long Island Community Foundation, the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) marked National Recovery Month by unveiling a ground-breaking report “The Staggering Cost of Long Island’s Opioid Crisis” showing the economic impact of addiction. In addition to the devastating personal costs, the opioid health crisis has had a significant impact on Long Island’s economy through lost productivity, and other costs to businesses, emergency services, libraries, and others. Essentially, we all pay for the opioid crisis: as a taxpayer, consumer, or business.

The event and report were widely covered and press included the following:

9/3/19 Newsday’s The Point

9/4/19 Newsday cover story

9/4/19 News12

9/4/19 Fios 1 

9/4/19 Crain’s Health Pulse

9/5/19 WSHU Public Radio

9/5/19 WCBS 880 

9/5/19 NYNmedia

Read the full report and the fact sheet