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New York Prevention And Education Programs Concerning Drugs & Alcohol

The state of New York offers a few different facilities where a person can find programs on drug education and prevention.  These programs; located all over the state, are extremely important in helping people become aware of how dangerous drugs and alcohol really are.

New York State Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Resources

The New York State Education Department and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services provides the various districts with information to assist students, teachers, and parents looking for support related to substance abuse. School District Resources, for example, provides information for parents and caregivers, educators and school staff, and communities. Additionally, they help provide information regarding warning signs, introduction to treatment, and public awareness materials. According to the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), children who are taught about the dangers of substance abuse and gambling are less likely to develop an addiction. The addiction prevention within New York State is based on a risk and protective factor framework.

For example, this involves open communication with family members, teachers, and other adults. There is a strong sense of family, positive experiences, and role modes to help families within different communities. Drug education and prevention efforts happen on a state level and are also coordinated by private organizations within the state. Prevention also involves early intervention, which is especially important when families start to notice early warning signs for addiction. It is never too early to intervene and help a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. If an early intervention can happen, it is less likely that the addiction will spiral out of control. Substance abuse only becomes worse when no help is gotten. Prevention and education are often the first line of defense for ensuring youth remain drug and alcohol-free.

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The state of New York has seen an increase in recent years with overdose deaths caused by opioids or prescription pain medications. All throughout the state are treatment solutions to help all types of addictions and substance abuse disorders. Addicts can access well over 400 different types of treatment and rehabilitation services within the state of New York.

Here is a list of the different Prevention and education programs in New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Prevention & Education Programs in New York


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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