Thanks to all who made this year’s breakfast a huge success.
Together we raised $24,000 to support community based prevention and addiction services.
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Break bread with Long Island’s addiction treatment community as we give thanks for the miracle of recovery, nourish our souls, and acknowledge those who have stepped forward to address the challenges of addiction on Long Island.
Founded in 1956 by R. Brinkley Smithers, LICADD remains one of Long Island’s premier nonprofits and is often the first stop for individuals and families struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction. As we mark our 23rd breakfast, we remember and honor the dedication, talents and life’s work of Father Peter Sweisgood. Both Father Pete and Brink saved the lives of many and our work today continues under their watchful eyes.
The Peter Sweisgood Breakfast has always provided LICADD with an opportunity to express our appreciation to our partners in addiction treatment and prevention. Last year, Stu Paul from Seafield, Dr. Stephen Dewey from North Shore/LIJ, and Pat Dolan’s team at News 12 joined a distinguished roster of honorees that includes: Jed Morey, Publisher of the Long Island Press; NYS OASAS Commissioner Karen Carpenter-Palumbo; the students at Kellenberg Memorial High School; Claudia Ragni from the Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery; Jack Hamilton from the Long Island Center for Recovery; George Benedict from Seafield; and Suzanne and Jim Boylston Cusack from Veritas Villa. This year’s honorees have each made a significant contributions to our efforts to promote awareness, treatment on demand and new approaches to substance abuse prevention.
Community Champion & Keynote Speaker
Thomas McLellan, Ph.D (click to see Tom’s bio)
CEO/Co-Founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) & Former Science Advisor/Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Patricia Hincken, LCSW-R, CASAC, CPP (click to see Patricia’s bio)
Director of Addiction Recovery Services at the Zucker Hillside Hospital & Executive Director of Long Beach Medical Center’s Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking
Ron Scaglia (click to see Ron’s bio)
Editor, Special Sections for Anton Community Newspapers and reporter for an eye-opening and thorough three-part series called “Just One Pill”
Sponsors To Date:
Beth and James Barker & Roanoke Sand & Gravel
Drug Free Massapequa
John A. Robinson, Land Surveyor
Special Thanks to Our Raffle Sponsors!