November Begins The Holidays
Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Use

Dear HCC Member:
The Holiday season is upon us and we want to bring a special awareness to the prevention of underage drinking during the Holidays.

This HCC November Newsletter has some really valuable resources for you regarding Prevention of underage drinking during the Holidays. Plus don't miss the article by HCC Member Ken Dahlgren.

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Thank you all for that you do in the community!
We Got the GRANT! YEA!!!!
HCC is now funded for the next five years through the Drug Free Communities Grant!

Start Talking Before They Start Drinking - A Family Guide
Why Teen Alcohol Use Spikes in December and What You Can Do About It.

Many parents realize that when kids become teens, they will at some point be faced with pressure to try alcohol. What many probably don’t realize is that first-time alcohol use among teens follows a pattern and doubles in the months of June and December. Read more
November 21st, 2019 is the Great American Smoke Out (GASO)
-By Ken Dahlgren

Nearly 38 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. In the US alone, smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year. Read more
SAMHSA's "Talk they will hear you" video

Next meeting is December 5th!
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