NYS HopeLine, offers hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for alcoholism, drug abuse, and problem gambling. All calls are toll-free, anonymous, and confidential. The HopeLine is staffed by multi-lingual, masters level clinicians who provide information and referrals to service providers. 48 hours call back is available for follow-up if requested.
Overdose deaths are at a record high nationwide. The ubiquity of fentanyl and its analogues has much to do with the rise in overdose deaths. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50-100x stronger than morphine, and its analogues which are often even more potent, have been found mixed in cocaine, heroin, MDMA/ecstasy/Molly, and pressed into pills -essentially anything purchased illicitly - often unbeknownst to both dealers and end users. This increases the risk of overdose for people who use any substance including people using for the first time. Now more than ever, harm reduction is an imperative.
This website provides resources and tools to help parents talk early and often with their kids regarding alcohol, it’s dangers, their expectations and consequences. Teens report that often the biggest influences in their lives are their parents and family. This website also contains media graphics, PSA's for community coalitions.