Category: Blog Posts


Celebrate Recovery Seeks More Allegany County Groups

A Christ-centered recovery ministry for all types of life issues and struggles grew in Allegany County last year but seeks to expand its success in 2019. Celebrate Recovery, offered weekly at three churches and to both men’s and women’s groups…

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STOP DWI Month for New York State

The STOP-DWI Program (Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated) was enacted by the New York State Legislature in November, 1981, for the purpose of empowering counties to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related crashes within…

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Be A Quitter: Great American Smokeout

Thursday, November 15th, marks the 43rd Great American Smokeout, a day set aside for smokers and other tobacco users to abstain for at least one day, in hopes that people will quit completely.  The idea began in 1971 when Arthur…

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Reaching Out Can Change Your Life- November 17th.

    November 17 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. This is a day when people who have lost a loved one by suicide come together all over the world. The three main goals is to 1) educate, 2)…

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Allegany County Fall Pill Drop

On Saturday, October 27 the Allegany County Fall Pill Drop was held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Canaseraga and Cuba were chosen for the fall locations.  The pill drop event allows…

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Bob Weigand Memorial Move-A-Thon

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.  On Saturday, October 6th, the Prevention Department of the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., held the 20th annual Bob Weigand Memorial Move-A-Thon at the Angelica Village Office. This Red Ribbon…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In the United States, an average of 20 people will experience intimate partner physical violence every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month where advocates across the country try…

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Be a Family Day STAR!

Monday, September 24th, marks the 18th anniversary of Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children, founded in 2001 by the Center on Addiction.  Research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University…

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National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life….

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4th Annual Paint for Prevention

To kick off the start of Alfred University’s ‘18-‘19 school year, the fourth annual Paint for Prevention was held on Saturday, August 25th. Paint for Prevention is a chalk art competition open to Alfred University students. This year the main…

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