01 Apr Under Pressure Event with Ray Lucas a Success
On March 30th, Our Community Allied with Youth (OCAY) of Tenafly presented “Under Pressure” at The Clinton Inn in Tenafly, NJ and featured Ray Lucas, NFL player and survivor. Mr. Lucas shared his story of painkiller addiction, near-suicide, and eventually: recovery. Ray Lucas played seven seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and special teams player for the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, and Baltimore Ravens. When he was sidelined by an injury and his career abruptly halted at age 30, he initially turned to painkillers for relief, but before long they became the problem rather than the solution. Following Ray Lucas, a panel of experts answered questions about drug and alcohol addiction, underage drinking, binge drinking, and prevention.
Approximately 130 members of our community attended the event.