To learn more about the chronic disease of drug and alcohol addiction, visit:
- NIDA InfoFacts: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction Information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to help you understand what happens to your brain when you take drugs and why some people become addicted while others do not.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA provides information for professionals as well as the public on programs, campaigns, treatment locations and publications related to substance abuse.
- New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services OASAS helps New Yorkers who are dealing with drug, alcohol or gambling addiction. The NYS HOPELine offers help and hope 24 hours a day 365 days a year. All calls are toll free. Counselors offer anonymous and confidential information and referral services.
The following websites are resources for individuals and families with alcohol and/or substance abuse issues:
- Inter Group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of New York (AA) is a self-help recovery program for those experiencing problems with alcohol use.
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a self help recovery program for those experiencing problems with drug use.
- Al-Anon and Alateen is a self help program for family members and friends who are affected by a loved one’s use of alcohol and drugs.
- Debtors Anonymous is an organization providing information and support for those experiencing problems with gambling.
- The Partnership for a Drug Free America provides specific information about different drugs and its effects, including strategies for keeping children drug free.
In Westchester County there exists a network of Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalitions whose mission is to decrease the number of children using drug and alcohol, decrease the risk factors and increase the protective factors associated with substance abuse use in children. To find out more information or to become a member of the coalition in your community, contact one of the coalitions below. You can visit the Coalition’s website by clicking the coalition’s name.
*Not every coalition has a website
Laurie Dean (914) 262-6365
Larchmont & Mamaroneck
New Castle United for Youth
Peekskill Agencies Together
Danielle Satow (914) 734-8418
Laura Caruso (914) 738-0482
Somers Partners in Prevention
Pat Tomassi (914) 995-4115
White Plains Community That cares
Bhavana Pahwa (914) 422-1378
Edith Cepeda (914) 332-1300