Category: Blog Posts


The Hidden JUUL

Traditional vaping is old news – at least among high school students. The new best thing is called “Juul” and it is dramatically increasing in popularity among high school students. The JUUL device, with a sleek design that resembles a flash drive,…

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Allegany Council holds AHSSUM Camp.

The Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (ACASA) held the 27th AHSSUM Camp the last week of June. Ninety-one campers from Allegany County attended this fun-filled, four-day, day camp at Genesee Valley School. AHSSUM – “A Happenin’ Safe…

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New Pill Drop Box Locations

As of May, 2018 there are now three new locations that community members can drop off their unwanted or unused medications, these locations are: Alfred Pharmacy, 36 North Main Street, Alfred, NY 14802. Friendship Pharmacy, 9 West Main Street, Friendship,…

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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Adult Protective Services (APS) is the division of Social Services that handles reports of suspected abuse or neglect of adults and elders. APS works with individuals who, in addition to other criteria, are “unable to meet their essential needs for…

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National Prevention Week

May 13 kicks off Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) National Prevention Week, which is dedication to increase public awareness of mental and/or substance abuse disorders. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together to raise…

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Allegany County Spring Pill Drop

“Helping to Keep Prescription Pills off Our Streets and Out of the Hands of Our Children” Bolivar and Wellsville – On Saturday, April 28 the Allegany County Spring Pill Drop was held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA)…

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Alcohol-Free Weekend

This April marks the 32nd Annual Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) since 1987.  This year’s theme is: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage’ .” No other substance is more…

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26th National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week

One in five students in America has used an inhalant to get high by the time he or she has reached eighth grade, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  More than 1,000 different products are commonly abused.  Parents…

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National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Spurred by advocacy, President Ronald Reagan declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in 1987. The deinstitutionalization movement of the seventies and early eighties had laid the foundation for significant social change, and the presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Adult Smoking Rates in New York State History, NOT in Allegany County.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the adult smoking rate has fallen to the lowest in New York State’s recorded history as a result of the state’s wide-ranging tobacco cessation and prevention efforts. The statewide adult smoking rate is 14.2…

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