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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC), a local non-profit prevention and outreach coalition serving the Massapequa and Massapequa Park community was recently featured on a syndicated television show titled, The Donna Drake Show! The nationally syndicated television program focuses on topics of motivation and inspiration, providing insight and good news stories. MTAC’s
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,