April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Wear Blue on April 25th, for National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Dear HCC Member:
Happy Spring everyone! This time of year is so busy for all of us. Prom and graduation are almost upon us and many of the other activities and events that we have come to expect when the weather finally starts to heat up!

In this issue you will find information on Alcohol Awareness Month for April, as well as other important upcoming events of our partners such as Medication Take Back Day and the Parent Education Night at Salamanca School. As always, if you have any questions about anything contained in this newsletter or related to youth substance use prevention, please do not hesitate to contact us at hcc@councilonaddiction.org or (716) 373-4303 ext. 518.

Please follow us on social media! Facebook: @yourlife-yourchoicehcc or Twitter & Instagram: @healthycattco.
Thank you all for that you do in the community!
Member Recognition

Over the past 6 months we have taken the time to recognize one of our active volunteer members each month who has made valuable contributions to the Mission and Goals of HCC. This month we would like to recognize ALL of our HCC Members for everything you do in the community everyday! We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working together on many more initiatives involving Cattaraugus County youth substance use prevention!

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

Drop Locations in Cattaraugus County: 10:00am- 2:00pm

  • Cattaraugus County Building at 1 Leo Drive, Olean, NY
  • Salamanca City Fire Station at 225 Wildwood St., Salamanca, NY
  • Delevan Plaza at 40 North Main St. Delevan, NY
  • Corner Drug Store, 1 Washington St. Cattaraugus, NY

What is Alcohol Awareness Month?   Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol.  Read More  

Underage drinking: Talking to your Teen about Alcohol
The time to start talking to your teen about underage drinking is now. Follow these tips to help prevent underage alcohol use. Read More  

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Mental health and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover. Mental disorders involve changes in thinking, mood, and/or behavior.

Coming Soon: Communities Talk Town Hall Meetings For Prevention Of Underage Alcohol Use.
Follow us on social media and look for updates on our website www.yourlife-yourchoice.com for further details on these important events!

Vaping Posters
...Available to go to schools in our county
Vaping has become a dangerous trend among youth that has been recognized around Cattaraugus County. Please help to educate youth on vaping! If you would like one or both of these posters to display in your agency, please contact  testright@councilonaddiction.org to request.  

Next meeting is May 4th!
Help Is Only A Phone Call Away!
Youth Crisis Hotline Information
  Cattaraugus Community Action
24-Hour Crisis Hotline  (888) 945-3970
Olean General Hospital
24-Hour Crisis Hotline  (800) 339-5209
24-Hour Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741