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 National Meth Awareness Week will be observed Sunday, November 30 through Saturday, December 6 in an effort to combat the abuse and use of methamphetamine. “Meth is powerfully addictive and can cause extreme damage to a young person’s body and brain,” explained Steve Pasierb, Partnership...

Heroin and prescription drugs are a serious problem; one that Rockland County is taking steps to counter. New research shows that two-thirds of ER visits for opioid overdoses involve prescription drugs. “Opioid overdose exacts a significant financial and health care utilization burden on the U.S. health...

Did you know? Al-Anon and Alateen are groups to help families and friends of alcoholics.  Alateen is part of Al-Anon and is for young people affected by another's drinking.  Members of Al-Anon/Alateen learn to live happily whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. Click...

It has long been known that young people who smoke marijuana early and often are more likely to have learning and mental health problems. Today's higher potency marijuana may mean that these effects are worsened. Addiction may be accelerated, and there are potentially higher risks of paranoia...