NY Misses the Target on Mental Health: DC Gets It Right

January 17th, 2013 in Guests by Jeffrey Reynolds

Quite frankly, the biggest issue with New York’s new gun law is not what’s in it, it’s what’s missing.

Dead Addicts Don’t Get Better

September 4th, 2012 in News by Jeffrey Reynolds

More than 350 Long Islanders lost their lives to accidental overdose last year – about one per day. Nationwide, someone dies of an overdose every 19 minutes and countless others survive, but suffer irreversible brain damage.

AIDS at 30

November 30th, 2011 in Guests by Jeffrey Reynolds

Boom. Heroin has gone viral, just as AIDS did back in the day when our complacency gave the virus a head start that will take us a full century to overcome.

No Short Cuts on Straight Path

August 17th, 2011 in Guests by Jeffrey Reynolds

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy has asked a NYS Supreme Court judge to bar 37 known gang members from hanging out together within a carefully drawn two-square-mile “safety zone” in Wyandanch. “Gangs have the propensity to take over schoolyards, street corners, playgrounds and many areas within a downtown district,” he said at an August 16th […]

Our Addicted Island Hits Rock Bottom

July 5th, 2011 in Guests by Jeffrey Reynolds

The seeds of addiction have been sewn into the Long Island community and its roots have firmly taken hold. At a time when Long Island as a whole could use an intervention, funding for critical programs is being cut. LICADD Director Jeffrey Reynolds examines needed policy changes to put our Island on the road to recovery.

Charitable Choices

May 6th, 2011 in Guests by Jeffrey Reynolds

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds gives tough love to colleagues in the nonprofit sector telling them, “Times are going to get tougher and there’s less money to go around. Some nonprofits will not survive the recession and perhaps they shouldn’t. We need to stop playing the victim and get into the game.”

Quitting Charlie Sheen

April 2nd, 2011 in Guests by Jeffrey Reynolds

I promised myself I wouldn’t write about Charlie Sheen, so this article isn’t about him. It’s about us. It’s about the millions of us who have tuned-in to watch Sheen’s rambling prime-time interviews, the 966,000 who “like” Charlie’s Facebook page and the thousands who have bought tickets to his multi-city “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat […]