Category: Blog Posts


Communication Frustration during COVID-19

What makes working in Allegany County so charming is that face to face discussions is still the best way to communicate and educate community members in Allegany County. Unfortunately, during COVID-19 many of our community events have been cancelled or,…

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31st National Recovery Month

This September marks the 31st National Recovery Month, an 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…

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6th Annual Paint for Prevention

Last Saturday the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.(ACASA), Alfred University, and Partners for Prevention in Allegany County(PPAC) held their annual Paint for Prevention at Saxon Drive on Alfred University’s campus. The purpose of the event is to…

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Trauma in Appalachia

It is our hope that this message finds the people of Allegany County healthy and well as we navigate the economic, social, and medical challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic. During this already challenging time, America has again been confronted…

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New York Council on Problem Gambling Releases Campaign to Thank New York for Supporting Problem Gambling Services

ALBANY, New York – August 1st marked the passing of one year that accessible, effective and efficient services to treat individuals and families struggling with a gambling problem have been open statewide! To mark this historic anniversary the New York Council…

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Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Your Risk for COVID-19? 2 Doctors Explain.

According to a recent article written by Mercey Livingston on 7/25/20, Dr. Edo Paz, Medical Director at K Health, and Dr. Tom Moorcroft, founder of Origins of Health, discuss the above topic for educational and informational purposes only.  Three relevant…

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No More Discounts for Tobacco Products

Discounts on the sale of all tobacco products, such as coupons and multi-pack price promotions, are prohibited in New York State beginning July 1. The law was passed as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget. Research shows that…

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Sale of flavored e-cigarettes statewide and all tobacco sales at pharmacies end TODAY in New York State

The sale of flavored e-cigarettes ends in New York State on May 18, as does the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies. These are huge steps forward in helping New Yorkers live free from nicotine addiction. The new laws…

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Preventing Suicide – National Prevention Week 2020

The existence of suicide is not a terminal condition. Society is not powerless to respond to an act that ends life prematurely. In fact, many people have made it a mission to bring suicide into the light. Countless lives have…

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Vaping Reversing Years of Success Against Youth Nicotine Exposure

For years state tobacco control and prevention programs have been successful lowering youth exposure to nicotine, by lowering the youth smoking rates; unfortunately, vaping is reversing all that hard work. In New York State between 2000 and 2018 the high…

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October 3 at the Angelica Village Office on 21 Peacock Hill Road, Angelica, NY. Registration starts at 9:30 for the FREE walk/run/bike 5K. Open to the first 50 registrants, all social distancing rules will be followed.