Fatal drug overdoses continue to soar on Long Island with close to 500 deaths in 2016. Failed drug policies and a response hampered by shame and stigma have given heroin a running head start, but addiction is preventable, treatable, and needn’t be fatal. Find out what you can do to address the problem in our homes, schools and communities. Jeffrey L. Reynolds is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Family and Children’s Association (FCA), based in Mineola, NY.