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Adelphi University Presents “Smacked by the Storm: How Long Island Can Recover From Its Opioid Crisis” with TEDx Speaker Jeffrey Reynolds, Ph.D.

The program is based on the TEDxAdelphiUniversity 2017 talk by Jeffrey Reynolds, which focuses on the effects of addiction on individuals and families.

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Jeffrey Reynolds, Ph.D.

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Garden City, NY - September 26, 2017 - Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation is proud to present “Smacked By the Storm: How Long Island Can Recover From Its Heroin Crisis,” with Jeffrey Reynolds, Ph.D., on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:00–8:30 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom.
The program is based on the TEDxAdelphiUniversity 2017 talk by Reynolds, which focuses on the effects of addiction on individuals and families. The keynote address will be given by Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. An interdisciplinary expert panel will discuss prevention, treatment and recovery and Adelphi’s Department of Public Safety and Transportation will supervise an official drop-off location for expired medications.
Reynolds holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in public administration and a doctorate in social welfare. He worked for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care for 19 years and was the executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. He is now is the president and CEO of the Family and Children’s Association (FCA). One of Long Island’s oldest and largest nonprofits serving 20,000 Long Islanders annually with multiple programs including two addiction treatment centers, transitional housing for runaway and homeless teens and a newly constructed community recovery center.
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. You can RSVP by emailing
About Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation
Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation (CHI) is the primary resource in our region for innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based responses to improving health, healthcare systems and public health. CHI creates and fosters community-focused, interdisciplinary academic programming, applied research, community partnerships and leadership—all with the goal of meeting current and emergent health needs of Long Island and our region.
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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.
More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.