This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three steps to complete before utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center. (more…)
COVID 19 Announcements and Guidance
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7, 365-day-a-year hotline for people experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-8255 or click here to chat.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
- Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance
- FAQs for Opioid Use Disorder Prescribing and Dispensing in the COVID-19 Emergency
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:
- Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
- COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin: Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Nationwide Public Health Emergency
Health Resources and Services Administration:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:
Marijuana IQ Quiz
How much do you really know about the effects and risks of marijuana? You might be surprised. Let’s test your marijuana IQ.Take the Marijuana IQ Quiz
Important Breaking News
Westchester legislators raise age to 21 for buying tobacco and vaping products.Read the Article
Croton Harmon High School students marked the end of the school year with The Fest, a three hour outdoor celebration held at Vassallo Park, sponsored by the Croton Community Coalition. The event encourages students to have a safe and drug-free summer. (more…)
April 21, 2017 – In an effort to educate teenagers about the perils of marijuana use and its negative effects on brain development, Westchester County leaders on Thursday joined dozens of students, community advocates, health professionals and members of the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth for an event celebrating young people who choose to abstain from the drug. (more…)
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status. We all feel the effects of the aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern. (more…)