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Clubhouses for Teens and Young Adults Battling Addiction

Clubhouses provide a restorative, non-clinical environment for young people whose lives have been disrupted by addiction to connect with others in recovery. Clubhouses are built on a core of peer-driven supports and services that help young people progress in their recovery, by encouraging a drug-free lifestyle.

Clubhouses for Youth cater to ages 12 to 17. Clubhouses for Young Adults cater to ages 18 to 21. 

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Educational Resources to Address Substance Abuse

The NYS Department of Education (SED) and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) have worked collaboratively to provide resources to assist individuals (any student, teacher, parent, or community member) look for help and support and answers to questions related to substances abuse.

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FDA Medication Guides

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medication guides are paper handouts that come with many prescription medicines. The guides address issues that are specific to particular drugs and drug classes, and they contain FDA-approved information that can help patients avoid serious adverse events. 

This website contains links to all the FDA medication guides.

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Fetal Alcohol and Drug Effects (FADE) Programs

The Prevention Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's (ECCPASA’s) Fetal Alcohol & Drug Effects (FADE) programs offers a positive approach to meeting the challenges of prenatal exposure to alcohol and other drugs through prevention, education and awareness presentations and training sessions. 

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NYS Hopeline

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.

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OASAS Adolescent and Youth Resources

The Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Resources page provides a description of adolescent and youth treatment services in New York State as well as tools like the bed availability dashboard. The website also contains specialized information for parents and families as well as general resources.

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Partnership for Drug Free Kids - Parent Tool Kit

Whether your child is toddling through preschool, meandering through middle school or cruising through his ’20s -- this website provides tips for raising drug-free kids.

The Partnership's complete Drug Guide for Parents is now available for quick and easy reference as a mobile app for Android phones and iPhones. Access vital information on drugs most commonly abused by teens — marijuana, prescription medicine, Ecstasy, alcohol, cocaine and more — including photos, slang terms and short- and long-term effects.

The free mobile app also includes quick links to connect you with a parent support specialist via our Helpline, and other essential resources to help families navigate — and prevent — teen drug and alcohol abuse.

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Prevention Counseling and Treatment Programs

Use the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Provider and Program Search to find chemical dependence prevention and treatment programs near you. This tool allows you to narrow your search to your desired location or search by provider name or program type. Results are provided on screen, in PDF format or in a spreadsheet.

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Talk2Prevent

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.

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Westchester Community Mental Health Services Directory

The Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) works with a broad range of local providers to address issues of mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities and alcohol and substance abuse for Westchester County. 

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