Posts Tagged ‘substance use’

Alcohol Awareness Month – April

Friday, April 1st, 2022

 

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!

Alcohol Awareness Month – April

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

 

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!

HVCS’ ESAP Explainer Video (Expanded Syringe Access Program)

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

HVCS created this video for the New York State “End the Epidemic” campaign.

Advocate With Gov Cuomo for Harm Reduction Services

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Overdose, Hepatitis C, and HIV rates are climbing in New York State.
Do you have one minute to advocate for harm reduction services for people who use drugs?

Call the Governor and advocate!

Governor Cuomo’s Office: 518-474-8390

Use this handy phone script:

“Hello,
My name is _____________ and I’m calling from (part of the state you’re calling from) to talk to Gov. Cuomo about the overdose crisis and COVID-19. The current pandemic has worsened the overdose crisis, putting people who use drugs at risk across our state. The programs that provide services to them are losing. People are being arrested for carrying syringes and lifesaving medication like buprenorphine. New York law that criminalizes syringe possession and buprenorphine goes against public health, and can cause sharing or reusing of syringes. This will lead to increases in HIV and Hepatitis C infection.

Due to the Department of Health’s syringe shortage and fiscal issues, we are in a more urgent situation than ever before. Syringe service programs across the state do not have needed supplies, meaning people are carrying equipment longer, putting them at risk of arrest. Not only will decriminalizing syringes reduce unnecessary arrests, it will also reduce the amount of syringes that get unsafely discarded in our communities. Lifting Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) limits at pharmacies will ensure people have access to what they need.

Governor Cuomo can and must act now. We need him to decriminalize syringes and buprenorphine, lift ESAP limits at pharmacies, and stop withholding harm reduction funds. *Optional: add in related personal experience*
Thank you for your time.”

International Overdose Awareness Day – Video

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

On August 21, 2020, HVCS observed International Overdose Awareness Day with a Facebook Live event. Personal experience speakers, community service providers, and HVCS staff all recorded videos for the occasion. We wrapped things up with a Narcan training. This event was sponsored by PCSB.

HVCS In The News: Recovery In The Age of COVID-19

Monday, September 21st, 2020

By Dalvin Aboagye

As published on River Newsroom:

 

International Overdose Awareness Day

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event

NYS Withholding Payments to HVCS: Substance Use Programs Could Be Impacted

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Gotham Gazette reported on New York State’s withholding of payments on contractual services already provided by HVCS and its potential impact on programs and staffing. HVCS is not the only nonprofit facing this dilemma by far. Thanks to Gotham Gazette for covering this issue.

“With the pandemic blowing a hole in the economy and leading to a drastic drop in state tax revenue, budget officials have for months been withholding payments for state contracts to manage cash flows. Among the victims of that fiscal approach are substance use treatment providers who are being forced to cut already-limited services and consider staff layoffs and furloughs, which they say will likely lead to a sharp increase in overdoses and new disease outbreaks around the state.”

Read the full article here.

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550