Category: Blog Posts


Problem Gambling & Pride Month

Happy Pride Month!  June is established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals have had on the world. LGBTQIA+ groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate…

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National Prevention Week: Preventing Suicide

This May for Mental Health Awareness Month, we are working with Partners for Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to send the message that no one’s mental health is fully supported until everyone’s mental health is supported. We…

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National Prevention Week: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-cigarettes and Vaping)

Thursday, May 13 theme is focused on preventing youth tobacco use, especially looking at e-cigarette use and vaping, which in the past two years there have been some big swings in policy change federally and at the state level. Beginning…

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National Prevention Week: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use

On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Marijuana and Regulation Tax Act (MRTA), which legalizes 21+ adult use of cannabis.  According to the MRTA, adults can have three mature and three immature cannabis plants within their private…

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National Prevention Week: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse

Tuesday, May 11th, is the day during “National Prevention Week” that focuses on preventing underage drinking.  With the exception of last year, due to COVID19, Allegany Council’s Prevention Department has partnered with Wellsville Giant and Wellsville Central School SADD advisors…

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National Prevention Week: Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse

Monday, May 10 kicks off Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2021 National Prevention Week. Each day of National Prevention Week has a main topic, which Monday is Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse. The National Institute on…

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Allegany County’s 2021 Spring Pill Drop

This past Saturday, April 24, was the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) first National Prescription Drug Take Back of 2021. Like so many communities across the country, Allegany County had two locations at the Andover Volunteer Ambulance Corp and Friendship Fire…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

This April marks the 35th “Alcohol Awareness Month: For the Health of It – Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction” as the theme for 2021. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 261 deaths occur daily in…

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Week of the Young Child Celebrated in Allegany County

Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an…

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29th National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week Begins March 21st

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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