Category: Blog Posts


Youth Art Month

To celebrate Youth Art Month the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.(ACASA) and Partners for Prevention in Allegany County(PPAC) offered a poster contest to the middle and high school students of Allegany County. The theme of the contest…

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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…

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Black Balloon Day

Day of Remembrance for Those Lost to Opioid Addiction and Their Loved Ones. On March 6th The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Allegany County Health Department, Substance Use Disorder Sub-Committee, The Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., and Local…

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Help, Hope and Healing is Focus of New Assistance Effort

Help, Hope, Healing! This is the focus of a new Allegany County community outreach to aid individuals and families who are struggling with a variety of life issues. The Hope Center, a ministry of the Mission Genesee Valley coalition of churches,…

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Children of Addiction Awareness Week

CELEBRATING HOPE AND HEALING FOR A LIFETIME COA Awareness Week 2019 * February 10 – 16 SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES During COA Awareness Week, you can be a part of NACoA’s annual international awareness and advocacy campaign, helping to spread the word…

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

This January 22th marks the ninth National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, first launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse(NIDA).  The purpose of this week is to counteract the myths that youth get from the Internet, television,…

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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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