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The use of alcohol and other drugs has been linked to a variety of negative consequences, especially for youth. Substance use can lead to:
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Teens' decision to drink alcohol or use other drugs is influenced by:
To help prevent teen drug use, you can:
Remember, it doesn’t need to be one big talk. It’s better to do multiple small talks.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency (FLACRA)
Watkins Glen Outpatient Clinic
Mill Creek Center, 106 S Perry St Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Addictions Crisis Line: 315-462-9466
24/7 Opioid Response Team: 833-435-2272
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
24/7 HOPEline: 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or Text HopeNY: 467369
SAMHSA's National Helpline
Treatment Services Locator
In April 2006, concerned community members came together to form the Schuyler County Commission on Underage Drinking (SCCUD) in response to:
The coalition originally focused on reducing alcohol availability, improving the effectiveness of law enforcement, and changing social norms. Early activities included:
In 2012, the coalition entered into a Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Grant with Tompkins County's Community Coalition for Healthy Youth (CCHY). With CCHY's guidance, the coalition expanded its focus to include other drugs and updated its name from the Schuyler County Commission on Underage Drinking (SCCUD) to the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD). The coalition also worked on updating its by-laws and structure, increasing coalition capacity through education and skill-building trainings, and conducted focus groups with community youth to further understand the drug-related social norms and issues facing youth.In October 2014, SCCUDD was awarded a federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grant by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This five-year grant secured federal resources to reduce youth use of alcohol and other drugs by supporting community-driven solutions.
As a Drug-Free Communities Support Grant recipient, SCCUDD works to increase community collaboration and reduce youth substance use by employing the Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change: