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.
Raising teenagers today is full of challenges and rewards. This website offers information about local resources, advice for families, information for teens, NY laws on underage drinking, excellent web links, and more. Take a look around and consider signing up to stay in touch at Contact Us.
- The next CCHY board meeting will be held on June 21, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the first floor Bev Livesay Room, 320 W. ML King Jr/State St., Ithaca.
- Community Training on June 5: John Underwood from the American Athletic Institute will present Life of an Athlete and Pure Performance: Understanding the Effects of Lifestyle on Athletic and Academic Performance Registration form & details
- Pure Fun 5K Run on Aug. 25 Save the Date Info (registration form available soon)
In the News:
2012 Student Survey Results Released
Visit our Publications page for the full county report, a summary of highlights, and background information on Risk and Protective factors.
There is much discussion in the news and in communities about marijuana, whether it should be legalized either for "medical" reasons or for recreational ones. Here are a couple of websites with information to help you make up your mind.
ER Visits Involving Energy Drinks Double from 2007 to 2011
The number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011, reaching more than 20,000, according to a new government report. (more)
New Publication on Underage Drinking
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking. OJJDP created the underage drinking bulletin series to educate practitioners and policymakers about the problems youth face when they abuse alcohol and to provide evidence-based guidelines.
Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Adolescents
Research shows tobacco use and underage drinking are associated with a host of negative consequences for adolescents' health and behavior. Child Trends' first two briefs in its Adolescent Health Highlights series focus on Tobacco Use and Alcohol Use in adolescence.
Marijuana's Lasting Effects on the Brain
A major new study provides evidence that, at least for adolescents, marijuana is harmful to the brain. (more)
Alcohol Ads In Magazines Popular with Teens
Alcohol ads that violate industry guidelines are more likely to appear in magazines popular with teen readers, a new study finds. (more)
Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulations to Crack Down on Bath Salts
Emergency Meeting of the Public Health Council Passes New Regulations
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Acting U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu's Call to Action on Underage Drinking
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What to do about an underage drinking party:
Do you know of a party where underage youth are drinking? Does this worry you?
You can call the NY State Police at 1-866-UNDER21 to make an anonymous report for any "field" party or "house" party or instance of someone purchasing alcohol for use by a minor. The NY State Police will contact local law enforcement to check it out.
For more information on what the laws are in New York, go to Know the Law.