Addiction can happen to anyone, any family, at any time.
For help: Call 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) Text HOPENY (Short Code: 467369) Visit www.oasas.ny.gov/accesshelp
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a newly upgraded web-based search tool to help connect residents struggling with addiction to treatment. The OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard application allows New Yorkers to access any service in the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services continuum of care, including crisis, residential, inpatient, and now — outpatient and opioid treatment programs. By using the online and mobile-friendly platform, any New Yorker, including treatment providers, care coordinators, and health insurance professionals, can easily find a treatment bed or other available services, anywhere in the state and in real time.
In an effort to combat the opiate epidemic sweeping Suffolk County and the nation Police Commissioner Tim Sini has launched a new dedicated 24/7 hotline for reporting drug activity in your community. If you see something please call and report it.
Treatment referral list:
The Cool Spot Get tools to resist peer pressure – we have the info on things that matter to teens http://www.thecoolspot.gov/
BAM – Body and Mind Ask questions. Play games. All the stuff that matters – in one place http://www.cdc.gov/bam/index.html
KidsHealth Games – Movies – Activities to help you explore your health and the human body. http://kidshealth.org/
NIDA for Teens the real deal on drugs – based on science, not rumors or gossip.
The Sara Bellum blog Open for discussion – the science of addiction and drug abuse
Just think twice If you think drugs won’t affect your health, your social life, or your future – think again. http://www.justthinktwice.com/
Check Yourself Check yourself out! – Where are you with drugs and alcohol?http://www.drugfree.org
Above the Influence Stay true to you – there is nothing more powerful
Too Smart to Start Smart kids everywhere are saying “No, thanks” to drugs and alcohol – are you? http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/
Peer Partnerships Videos of true stories submitted by students – produced and acted by students. Go online to add your own story – it may get produced!! http://www.peerspartnership.org
Teens Health We tell it to you straight. Accessible 24 hours a day – get doctor- approved information you need to make educated decisions http://teenshealth.org/
TeenhealthFX Ask your most Private Questions – an online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality. http://www.teenhealthfx.com/
NACoA – Just for Kids Alcohol and other drugs hurt everyone in a family. How do you cope? http://www.nacoa.org/alateen.html
PBS Kids Get advice from older kids and experts – talk about feelings and experiences – Play games and activities, watch videos. http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/alcohol/index.html
Links and Other Resources
Catholic Charities Talbot House
COPE – Community Oriented Police Enforcement
Crisis Hotline for Teens: 516-679-1119
Drug Free World
Hope for Youth
Long Island Center for Recovery
Substance Abuse Hotline
Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America
News & Articles
UNITE to Face Addiction
October 4th, 2015