Nassau County, New York executive Supervisor Ed Mangano has announced the release of a new video aimed at preventing substance abuse among teens is now making the rounds of the county’s schools thanks to a new initiative by the local police.
Titled “Impact,” the video was created to “help teenagers gain a better understanding of the issues involved in substance abuse and features several messages from recovering addicts as well as families who have lost loved ones, and even non-users.
“I am proud of this video and its open approach to open the minds of our adolescents to the harmful and dangerous impact of substance abuse can have on all our lives,” he stated, who added that the project was paid for by Asset Forfeiture Funds, not taxpayer money.
Schools and organizations interested in screening the 15-minute video can obtain copies by calling the Nassau County Police Department of Community Affairs at 516 573-7360.
Mangano and law enforcement officials are also inviting local schools to create and submit 30-second public service messages of their own to support the county’s new “Families Against Drugs” program. To learn more call 516 227-7038.