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Take a look at our blog entries as we try to promote life saving strategies to address the major issues impacting our community.

2nd Annual Candle Light Vigil

The Town of Southampton Opioid Addiction Task Force held its 2nd annual candlelight vigil on Saturday, May 12th at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays.

Suffolk County Community of Solutions

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Referral List.

Stories from Suffolk

Stories from Suffolk, a policy forum on substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic, hosted by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

National Drug Awareness Week (January 22nd-27th)

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is an opportunity for teens to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and drug use. Teens, scientists and other experts come together to discuss how drugs affect the brain, body, and behaviors, in community and school events all over America. Check out the National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week® Website for more information. The site also tells you how to get free materials for teens, including the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge quiz.

What's in my Vape?

What’s in my Vape?  – In partnership with Southampton High School, ACS and Southampton Village Police Department came together to talk with parents about Vaping and all of the unspoken hazards it brings.  The presentation was held on Wednesday, October 24th at Southampton High School.  This presentation was the first of many with more to come as we all share in the concern for the welfare of our youth.

National Recovery Month

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.

Heartbroken Hamptons Family Loses Young Woman To Overdose

Good, honest, loving people are dying from Opioid overdose, please join our mission to end the Opioid Epidemic.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted on: April 6th 2017

The 2017 theme, "Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery" is designed to draw attention to the many opportunities individuals, families, and communities have to prevent teen alcohol use.

Facebook is testing AI tools to help prevent suicide

Posted on: March 3rd 2017

Building a safer community with new suicide prevention tools. There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-29 year olds.

TEENintervene

Posted on: February 1st 2017

Alternatives Counseling Services and Southampton High School Introduce: Teen Intervene. SHS is proud to announce a partnership with Alternatives Counseling Services to bring TEENintervene to our school community.

A Great Way to Make Children Understand Addiction

Posted on: May 19th 2016

A unique way to make children understand the process of addiction has been illustrated in “Nuggets” a short animated film by Andreas Hykade who teaches Animation at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Animation at Harvard University.

Teen Drugs and Alcohol Statistics

Posted on: April 28th 2016

With the growing population comes an increasing amount of harmful substances that can fall into the hands of teens. To spread awareness of drug trends, the harm of substance addiction and teen mental health issues we have compiled statistics and data from credible sources into shareable information.

Six Facts About Seniors and Alcohol

Posted on: April 19th 2016

Courtesy of Caron.org

Learn About the Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs That Teens Abuse.

Posted on: March 24th 2016

Orange Crush, Hydro, Bennies? Learn about the prescription and over-the-counter drugs that teens are most commonly abusing, including what they look like, their street or slang names, how they’re taken and what the potential side effects are.

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