Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services


About Prevention

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NewTalk2Prevent has new look!

Talk2Prevent has been redesigned to offer information and resources targeted to parents and coalitions.

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2014 Prevention Guidelines

For more information on the 2014 updates to Prevention Services

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"Everyday Heroes" Video produced GCASA

The Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse sponsored this prevention music video, with support from a grant through GO ART & the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Don't Assume It's Not Your Teen Video

ASAPPs Promise of Fulton County has created a short video for parents about the issue of prescription drug abuse as well as tools for reducing teen access to prescription drugs.

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Working in partnership with key policymakers, the provider network, individuals, families and communities we strive to create and promote a prevention framework that supports safe and healthy environments. The framework that has evolved to date is both comprehensive and research-based.

The actual delivery of prevention services in New York state is effected through a system consisting of some 180 providers operating in a variety of settings, including schools, community-based organizations and embedded in the community at large. The providers deliver a wide range of services including evidence-based education programs, skills development workshops, training sessions for parents, teachers, and other professionals, positive alternative activities for youth and policy change and enforcement efforts to reduce underage drinking.

Use our Prevention Provider Directory to find services in your area. In addition, the following information can be found within our Prevention pages: