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Kids and Weed Don’t Roll Together

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition’s new prevention campaign, Kids and Weed Don’t Roll Together, outlines unique and informative facts and education to help parents talk with their kids about how marijuana use affects their brain, health and safety. Marijuana use during adolescence can cause
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MTAC Spring Drug Take Back Day Success

On Saturday, April 24th, Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) held its Spring Drug Take Back Event and collected 150 pounds of pharmaceuticals. The Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 and Nassau County Police collaborated with MTAC to make the Spring Drug Take Back a success. Massapequa Elks’ volunteers eagerly supported the MTAC initiative and greeted residents with […]
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MTAC Fall Drug Take Back Day Success

On Saturday, October 24th, Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) held a Fall Drug Take Back Event. MTAC, the Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 and the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce collaborated to make the Fall Drug Take Back a success. Volunteers from the Massapequa Elks and Massapequa Chamber of Commerce were eager to support the MTAC initiative […]
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Alcohol & Teens Don’t Mix

While summer is time for beach, barbeques and boating, on an average day in June or July, more than 11,000 12-17-year-olds start drinking alcohol for the first time (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). In the Massapequas, youth report having their first drink before the age of fourteen and as they navigate through high […]
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MTAC Launches New Website

Updated Prevention Resources during COVID-19 Massapequa Takes Action Coalition recognizes how COVID-19 presents challenges for Massapequas’ youth and families. To assist Massapequa families in the prevention of youth substance misuse, MTAC has launched a new website with updated resources to prevent underage drinking, marijuana misuse and prescription drug prevention. 
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MTAC Honors Coalition Members’ Dedication & Outreach To Prevent Opioid and Substance Misuse

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition recently acknowledged community members who have dedicated their time and energy to reduce opioid and substance misuse in the Massapequas. Nassau County Police Department POP (problem-oriented policing) Officers Steven Russell and Thomas Lively along with Dr. Mary Koslap-Petraco, were presented recognition awards at MTAC’s recent Steering
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MTAC Offers FREE TIPS Training for Massapequas' Businesses Serving or Selling Alcohol

Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition invite Massapequa businesses and their employees that serve or sell alcohol to attend FREE TIPS training, a skills based course designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking. This free training is offered in conjunction with the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County Police Department,
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MTAC’s Vaping: Danger in the Mist Prevention Program to Address Dangers in E-cigarette Use

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) invites all parents with children (K-12) and residents to Vaping: Danger in the Mist, an e-cigarette and vaping prevention education program on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Massapequa High School’s Little Theater. YES Community Counseling Center will provide the presentation which will address recent health concerns
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Dangers Of Vaping And Opioid Prevention Program

In partnership with the Massapequa Elks Lodge and the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, YES Community Counseling Center (YESCCC) will present the Dangers of Vaping and Opioid Abuse and Overdose Prevention for families and concerned community members on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Massapequa Elks Lodge, 2162 Veterans Boulevard, Massapequa. Free naloxone