This past year, the Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. Coalition, a Drug-Free Community (DFC) in San Angelo, Texas, pioneered a prescription drug campaign called: Mix it, Seal it, Trash it. The aim of the campaign was to inform adults about the proper procedures for the disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs, (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:
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Important Breaking News
Westchester legislators raise age to 21 for buying tobacco and vaping products.Read the Article
Let’s face it—teenagers are curious creatures. As your teenager gets older, he or she may become more curious about alcohol and other drugs. They may turn to you for answers and advice. Even if your teen doesn’t come to you, you should be the one to start the conversation. (more…)
The Croton Community Coalition, nationally-recognized for its innovative approach to proactively keeping Croton teens safe and drug free, is sharing an original marijuana education comic strip in CHAP sessions at Croton Harmon High School starting March 17 and in 8th grade health classes over the next several weeks. (more…)
Medical News Today reported about a study that examines how exposure to alcohol ads on television is linked to binge and underage drinking.
Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Lebanon, NH, investigated (more…)