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Mission Statement for FLASAP & Stigma-Free Committee: 

The Fair Lawn Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, FLASAP, focuses its efforts on creating awareness towards the prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Misuse by identifying and preventing stigma and fostering inclusion of all community members. The purpose of FLASAP is to develop and support prevention programs for outreach and community support and to educate the community regarding substance misuse issues.

Who We Are:

FLASAP & The Stigma-Free Committee is a coalition of health and mental health professionals, parents, educators, elected officials, merchants, police, clergy, administrators, and students who are concerned about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use in our community.

What We Do:

In order to make prevention goals realistic and manageable, specific needs are identified and objectives are developed by the Alliance, in conjunction with the Bergen County Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. This Needs Assessment is evaluated every (3) years in addition to creating new prevention programs based on the needs of our community.


Josh Reinitz, Council Liasion 

Carol Wagner, Director of Health & Human Services, FLASAP Chairperson 

Stephanie Drag, Director of School and Family Services at the Center for Alcohol & Drug Resources

Arti Shah, Health Educator/Local Health Outreach Coordinator 

Mark Spindel, Board of Education Liasion 

Brenda Gupta, Supervisor of School Counseling & Student Wellness

PO Gerard Graziano, FLPD & Coordinator of L.E.A.D Program

Cindy Martinez, FLASAP Treasurer 

Jeff Mazzola, Stigma-Free Committee, All Sports Coach

Tammy Smith, Stigma-Free Committee Chairperson 

Sergeant Eric Eleschwich, FLPD Public Information Officer

Nick Norcia, FL School Superintendent 

Matt Markman, FLHS Student Assistance Counselor   

Claude Bienstock, Member of the Public


How to Join: 

If you are interested in attending a meeting or joining FLASAP & The Stigma-Free Committee, please contact Carol Wagner at or call 201-794-5327


2023 Meeting Dates:

                        January 18                                                July 19

                        February 15                                               August 16 

                        March 15                                                   September 20

                        April 19                                                      October 18

                        May 17                                                       November 15

                        June 21                                                      December 20


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Topic: FLASAP Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. 

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Meeting ID: 161 119 3020
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Funding for the Municipal Alliance is made possible through a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The grant, which is managed through the Bergen County Department of Health Services (Bergen County Alliance) awarded the Borough $5,754 in 2022-2023. The Alliance matches the grant through member in-kind services.

Past and Present Community Programs in Collaboration with FLPD & TCADR (The Center for Drug & Alcohol Resources)     

  • Community Events: Street Fairs, National Night Out, Fireworks, Camp Out 
  • Stigma-Free Activities: NAMI Presentations
  • TCDAR Programs: Too Smart Too Start (5th grade), Forest Friends (Pre-K to 2nd grade), Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Activities
  • FLPD Programs: Explorers, L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Program, Junior Police Academy (9-12 yr olds)
  • Take Back Prescription Meds 
  • Project Graduation
  • Tobacco Age of Sale Enforcement
  • Community Awareness Infomercials on the Minibus and FLTV