Category: Blog Posts


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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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The Allegany County Department of Health is asking the public to make sure they and their family is up-to-date on vaccines this month. Getting vaccinated is an easy way to protect your health….

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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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