Senator Jack M. Martins attended a hearing held by the Senate Standing Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, chaired by Senator Phil Boyle, that included testimony from various experts in the field of addiction treatment and prevention. Among those who testified were New York State Officer of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene Gonzales-Sanchez and Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Executive Director of the Long Island Coalition of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
The hearing examined the problem and drug and alcohol addiction and abuse. The problem is a serious one in our region that will take a community effort to combat.
Also attending was New York State Assemblyman Joseph Saladino.