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Farmingdale ADAPT President

Farmingdale ADAPT President

College Prevention

Kelsey Russell, LMHC

Health and Wellness
T. 631-794-6499 ext 6499
F. 631-420-2137

Farmingdale ADAPT

(Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team)

Farmingdale ADAPT is a campus community coalition hosted at Farmingdale State College and funded through the OASAS Environmental Prevention Grant. 

In 2017, the College was awarded this grant and will receive $125,000 annually for five years. 

Our Mission

The mission of the coalition is to promote substance abuse prevention, resiliency and community engagement surrounding health trends at Farmingdale State College and in the Farmingdale Community; while supporting, educating and increasing community awareness on adapting to life's challenges.

Our Meetings

Meetings are open to all students, faculty and community members. Please email Kelsey Russell kelsey.russell@farmingdale.edu to obtain a parking pass for the meeting.

Up Coming Meetings:

Date   Location on campus  
Wednesday August 7th, 2019 at 2:30pm   Conklin Room 100  
Wednesday September 4th, 2019 at 2:30pm   Conklin Room 100  
Wednesday October 9th, 2019 at 2:30pm   Conklin Room 100  
Wednesday November 6th, 2019 at 2:30pm
  Conklin Room 100  
Wednesday December 4th, 2019 at 2:30pm
  Conklin Room 100  


Exciting News!

Farmingdale ADAPT helped to revise a new version of Farmingdale State Colleges Good Samaritan and Student Alcohol Policy. See link below to review the policy. 

Farmingdale State College Student Alcohol Policy

Shed the Meds!

On 4/27/19 for National Drug Take Back Day Farmingdale ADAPT co-hosted a shed the meds event with the United Methodist Church in Farmingdale Village. The Nassau County Second Precinct South Police collected the medication at the event and the Community Action for Social Justice collected sharps at the event. 

  • 110 cars/people dropped off at the event
  • 55 pounds of medication was collected
  • 48 Gallons of sharps were collected
  • 14 people got trained in Narcan
  • Shed the Meds


Group of volunteers at Shed the meds event

Have you seen our Social Norms Campaign?

Through a 2017 survey administered by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions to 363 FSC students with a 15.41% response rate we were able to gather substance related data on FSC campus.

  • 69% of FSC students only have 1-3 drinks during a night out.
  • 40% of FSC students don't drink alcohol.
  • 97% of FSC students haven't let alcohol affect their academics.
  • 83% of FSC students don't vape nicotine.
  • 77% of FSC students don't smoke marijuana.

Print the social norms campaign 

three Social norms campaign images

Resources on campus

Health and Wellness Center

Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor 

Campus Mental Health


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