Young Adults: Be Part of the Solution! Help Save Lives in our Community

Nassau County residents know all too well about the dangers of substance use as the opioid epidemic continues to destroy families and lives throughout our neighborhoods. Young adults, aged 18-25, are particularly affected as they often know first-hand, the devastation and sorrow of losing family, friends and peers to overdose and addiction. 

YES Community Counseling Center’s Partnering in Action Change for Tomorrow (PACT) Project asks young adults (ages 18-25) to participate in a voluntary and anonymous survey about their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Young adult participation will further PACT’s efforts to improve solutions to prevent and reduce substance use in our communities. Participation is voluntary. Survey results are anonymous and confidential. Individual data is never reported; only aggregate data is used to inform and develop our alcohol and substance use prevention efforts. The approximate length of time to complete this survey is 10 to 15 minutes.

To access the survey link, young adults can go to the following link http://s.alchemer.com/s3/young-adult-substance-misuse-survey or access the QR code below with your mobile devise.  

The PACT project is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA-CSAP) to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance use and its related problems among persons aged 9-20. This initiative collaborates with state and federally funded community coalitions including the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) at Farmingdale State College, Levittown Community Action Coalition (LCAC) and the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC). Partners include the Farmingdale, Island Trees, Levittown, Massapequa and Plainedge Public School Districts as well as the Long Island Prevention Resource Center, Nassau County Police Department, New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Working together, we seek to understand patterns of substance use to better address this challenge through targeted prevention, education and outreach.

If you have any questions regarding the survey or you would like to be a part of this effort, contact our PACT team at pact@yesccc.org or (516) 799-3203 x230.

Young adults aged 18-25 have an opportunity to be part of the solution to save lives in our community by participating in YES Community Counseling Center’s PACT Young Adult Survey. (Picture provided by Unsplash).

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