SPOTLIGHT: Tarrytown, NY Affiliate’s Adolescent Impaired Driving Prevention Program

SPOTLIGHT: Tarrytown, NY Affiliate’s Adolescent Impaired Driving Prevention Program
Student Assistance Services Corp, an NCADD Affiliate located in Tarrytown NY, and servicing all of Westchester County, implements the ROADD (Reduce Our Adolescent Drinking/Drugging and Driving) Program. ROADD is an educational program aimed at preventing alcohol and other drug impaired driving among high school students. It is funded by the Westchester County Office of Drug Prevention and STOP-DWI, which in turn receives monies from the fines paid by convicted drunk drivers. The ROADD Program is free to participating public, private, and parochial schools in Westchester County. It is provided for two years at a school and then is offered to other schools on a rotating basis. Students receive six class sessions conducted by a ROADD Health Educator. The classes consist primarily of sophomores and juniors, and are usually delivered through the school's health class, or another appropriate subject. Class sessions are designed to be student centered and skills based, incorporating...
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SPOTLIGHT: Buffalo, NY Affiliate’s Tomorrows’ Leaders Camp

SPOTLIGHT: Buffalo, NY Affiliate’s Tomorrows’ Leaders Camp
The Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ECCPASA) offers “Tomorrows’ Leaders Camp” (TLC), a fun, yet educational camp that provides interactive, hands-on experiences that will teach and enhance the leadership qualities of its young participants. TLC is an extension of community and school-based prevention programming and services that are provided to youth throughout Erie County. Summer camp provides an opportunity to continue to teach prosocial skills throughout the summer. Current research shows that substance abuse prevention is more effective when it is paired with education, social skills, decision making skills and refusal skills. Tomorrows’ Leaders Camp has developed its curriculum based on the current research along with evidence-based programs and is designed to address the needs of children ages 8 to 12 years old. TLC is a two-week program starting the last week of June. Realizing that many of the children have just completed school,...
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SPOTLIGHT: North Carolina State Affiliate: Creating Innovative Programs as a Recovery Community Organization

SPOTLIGHT: North Carolina State Affiliate:  Creating Innovative Programs as a Recovery Community Organization
Mornings at the main office of the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina (ADCNC), you will find Keith Kimbro and Danny O’Brian at their desks, telephone headsets fixed and listening intently to the person who has called for their assistance. “Sometimes we have to just teach family members you can’t love away this disease. We spend lot of time sharing facts about substance use disorders that the public doesn’t understand,” states Kimbro. Danny adds, “Everyday this job allows me to give back what was given to me! I am so grateful.” Since 1988. the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina has been working to advocate for people with substance use disorders through its education programs. Under long-time Executive Director Tony Mulvihill, ADCNC has been a strong voice for access to prevention and treatment. In 2006, the Board of Directors transformed the organization into a Recovery Community Organization. Anne Doolen, then Executive Director,...
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SPOTLIGHT: Fort Worth, TX Affiliate’s “Sunshine Club”

SPOTLIGHT: Fort Worth, TX Affiliate’s “Sunshine Club”
“ Sunshine Club ,” is a unique, multi-cultural, evidence-based preventive intervention program for selective youth who are in need of additional education and support to promote their individual health and wellness, prevent and reduce the incidence of drug use, and increase their classroom performance. The philosophy of the program is that all kids should be empowered with the education and skills necessary to make healthy choices, stay drug-free, and know that they have a purpose. This philosophy is even more critical when working with the target population of elementary-aged youth who are living with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). The Sunshine Club Program supports behavioral health and provides a sustainable resource to positively impact the lives of our community’s most at-risk youth who are under-performing academically or behaviorally because of suspected or known trauma events in their lives such as possible abuse of drugs in the home, a parent in jail/prison,...
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SPOTLIGHT: Mineola, NY Affiliate’s Student Assistance Program

SPOTLIGHT: Mineola, NY Affiliate’s Student Assistance Program
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) offers a Student Assistance Program (SAP) which is a comprehensive agency-school based collaborative effort designed to educate students about the current drug crisis and teach new and healthier coping skills in order to support successful learning and development. The program has two goals: To combat the public health crisis of substance use among young people on Long Island. LICADD provides unique and specialized education and support services that empower students, parents, faculty and professionals to combat the public health crisis of substance use, specifically among young people on Long Island. To promote wellness and teach healthy coping skills. The LICADD SAP works to promote wellness by teaching stress management, healthy coping skills, mindfulness, decision-making skills through collaborative education, prevention and intervention services. The program provides psychoeducation, prevention, early identification, family intervention, referrals and support groups for students impacted by the...
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SPOTLIGHT: Santa Barbara’s Drug Court Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Santa Barbara’s Drug Court Programs
The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, NCADD’s Santa Barbara Affiliate, offers drug court programs as alternatives to incarceration. One of these programs, the Clean and Sober Court , was developed in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Police Department to provide nonviolent misdemeanor or felony offenders who plead guilty to their crime a chance to receive alcohol and drug treatment rather than face incarceration. The program offers a non-adversarial courtroom atmosphere where a single judge and a dedicated team of court officers and staff work together to break the cycle of drug abuse and criminal behavior. After an initial "dryout" in jail, clients are referred to an outpatient or residential treatment program, and/or a sober living facility. Adult offenders with felonies or misdemeanors participate in a minimum of six months of treatment. The outpatient treatment program is provided at Project Recovery, a comprehensive adult treatment center housing a variety of...
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SPOTLIGHT: LEAF Executive Director Julie Dostal Selected as Citizen of the Year in Oneonta.

SPOTLIGHT: LEAF Executive Director Julie Dostal Selected as Citizen of the Year in Oneonta.
Julie Dostal is Executive Director of the LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions. LEAF, based in Oneonta, New York, is dedicated to helping create a community where children and adults can live in healthy environments that are free from the effects of alcoholism and other addictive diseases. Earlier in January, Julie was named as one of four 2015 Citizens of the Year for “Fighting the Scourge”. Julie and the other honorees were recognized for fighting a heroin epidemic that had ravaged Oneonta County. According to the HOMETOWN ONEONTA & The Otsego-Delaware Dispatch newspapers Julie “is marshalling forces on many fronts, from promoting life-saving NARCAN kits, to getting the word out on the fatal “DEISEL” brand that struck last January, to full involvement in the Opioid Task Force, and much more.” Though LEAF (Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation) the opiate crisis changed the focus of her prevention agency. In the article...
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SPOTLIGHT: Lumberton, NJ Affiliate’s Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

SPOTLIGHT: Lumberton, NJ Affiliate’s Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
Prevention Plus of Burlington County, Inc. offers a program designed to celebrate healthy aging, as well as to provide health information and offer resources for seniors. The program, called WISE (Wellness Initiative for Senior Education), is a substance abuse prevention and wellness program targeting older adults created by the New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) of which Prevention Plus is a member. WISE promotes health through six education sessions that address high-risk behaviors in older adults. It is designed to help older adults celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid substance abuse. The curriculum is designed to take place once a week over a six-week period. Each of the six lessons is two to three hours in length and includes refreshments. The program’s interactive lessons provide valuable educational services to older adults on topics that include health and wellness, medication use, stress management, depression and substance abuse. The lessons...
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Rochester Affiliate’s Hispanic Prevention Education Program

Rochester Affiliate’s Hispanic Prevention Education Program
The Hispanic Prevention Education Program (HPEP) of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area provides increased awareness about chemical dependency and its impact on the Hispanic community; evidence-based education; support; information and referral. The program recognizes and respects the cultural distinctions of the Hispanic community. HPEP provides community presentations for adults and youth; information and referral, along with printed resources for parents and youth in Spanish and English. Services of the program include: Botvin’s LifeSkillsTraining (LST)--An evidence-based program curriculum for multiple age/grade levels: Elementary, middle, and high school. Additionally, there is an LST curriculum for parents. The LST program is an evidence-based one that incorporates research from the fields of educational and developmental psychology. Rather than merely teaching information about tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other illicit drugs alone, LST promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to help youth. LifeSkillsTraining is offered by our staff in...
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SPOTLIGHT: New Orleans Affiliate’s Re-Entry Program

SPOTLIGHT: New Orleans Affiliate’s Re-Entry Program
The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans (CADA), offers substance abuse treatment and supportive services for individuals returning to the community following incarceration. It is called CADA Re-entry Program, or CRP. The aim of CRP is to break the cycle of criminal behavior, substance abuse and recidivism by combining psychoeducational support groups and transitional planning in correctional institutions with effective community-based treatment recovery and reentry-related services. The program is designed to bridge the gap in aftercare by transitioning from reentry into outpatient substance abuse treatment with a heavy emphasis on individualized case management. With funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CRP works to expand substance abuse treatment and related health services available to ex-offenders in the community by providing referrals and follow-up to substance abuse treatment programs. Several community-based organizations are partners with CADA for the program, including a local...
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