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Our coalition represents agencies, schools, government, businesses, families, and concerned citizens in Tompkins County, all working to reduce substance abuse among middle and high school youth through the use of effective, evidence-based programs and practices.

Upcoming events

Community Forum on Heroin and Opioids:  Focus on Treatment 

Thank you to all who attended our forum on 1/28. A special thank you to our panel and moderator (l-r) Andy Taylor (STAP ECHO Program), Bill Rusen (Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services), Jacob Parker-Carver (moderator from Community Coalition for Healthy Youth), Judy Epstein (Ithaca Community Recovery/518)), Rob Brown (Ithaca Health Alliance), and Nicelee Hollenbeck (Alcohol & Drug Council). Ithaca Journal Article  IJ Article scanned   Ithaca Voice Article   The Heroin Epidemic (report from NYS Assembly Minority Taskforce)


The next meeting of the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 3:15 PM in the Bev Livesay Room of the Human Services Building, 320 W. State/ML King Jr. St.  Contact Stacy at 274-6288 for details.  All meetings are open to the public. 

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Free presentations on underage drinking

Underage Drinking:  What you should know and what you can do about it

The presentation for parents and caring adults will:

-Provide Information – what influences young people to drink, impacts of underage drinking

-Offer Prevention Techniques – ways to keep youth from using alcohol

-Include Talking Points – tools to talk with youth about alcohol and consequences

-Provide Resources – a packet filled with resources to guide conversations about alcohol

The presentation is approximately 20 minutes in length and in that time participants can learn the tools to help cut underage drinking by 2/3!

Contact Kris at Tompkins County Youth Services, 274-5310, to schedule a session for your staff meeting, workplace, faith-based group, civic organization, coaches meeting, or other group!

Underage Drinking Tipline

To report an underage drinking party, please call the regional Underage Drinking Tipline at 1-800-851-1932.  The call will be routed to Tompkins County to the appropriate law enforcement agency who will respond.  Underage drinking can be dangerous or deadly. Underage drinking accounts for 11% of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. And 90% underage drinking is in the form of binge drinking.  Save a life!  Make the call!