The work of organizations that promote prevention of drug use is central to the efforts to combat addiction in our community. Resources and programs are available to support prevention on an individual and community-wide basis.
The Prevention Department at CAReS offers school-based programs for all grade levels, workshops and healthy activities for the community, as well as other resources to promote substance free living.
Healthy Cattaraugus County - A Drug Free Coalition
(716) 373-5202 ext. 520
Healthy Cattaraugus County is a coalition of community organizations in Cattaraugus County united by the common goal of creating a community where all youth can develop into caring, healthy and productive adults without the problems created by underage drinking and marijuana use. Call (716) 373-5202 ext. 520 for more information about the work of the coalition.
New York State Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Website
New York State has prepared resources to help you strengthen prevention efforts in your own family. Resources include the Kitchen Table Toolkit which encourages open discussions about heroin and opioid use.