Madison County Council on Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse, Inc.
The mission of BRiDGES is to improve the quality of life by providing advocacy and services to our community, the workplace, families and individuals affected by addiction and the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other substances.
BRiDGES is a leader in the delivery of prevention and intervention programs that promote change and build healthy communities.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the vision of BRiDGES. Leadership in the community requires that we create an organizational culture and inclusive environment to meet the needs of everyone in our community. The values of our organization incorporate innovative leadership, integrity, professionalism and respect for cultural diversity and inclusion.
Suicide Coalition Meets Monthly
All are Welcome to Attend
Teens, Graduations and Parties:
Keeping It Safe
by Susan L. Jenkins, BRiDGES
This is the season of high school graduations-and lots of parties. It is an exciting time with preparations being made for that special day and for the future. Celebrations are happening not only in June but also throughout the summer as teens say good-bye to their friends as they head off to college, to work or to the military.
Do you support tobacco-free beaches in Oneida and Herkimer Counties?
Responsible Server Training
Responsible Server Training, developed by the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, is a program designed to impact the environment by educating those who are selling and/or serving alcohol. This training helps inform servers and owners of alcohol establishments of the state laws that prohibit alcohol sales to minors and obviously intoxicated persons, so that the laws are not violated. It also increases awareness of the effects of alcohol on the brain, intoxication rate factors, tolerance and BAC, and intervention strategies, including checking IDs. Ideally, both on-premise and off-premise establishments will develop and implement policies related to serving and the training of management and servers.
Trainings are available, at a nominal cost, on a regular basis for establishments or organizations that sell or serve alcohol to the public. Call Abby Simchik at 315 697-3947 for information on classes available in Madison County.
Drug Disposal Kiosk Located in Madison County
(Wampsville, NY – May 1, 2012) On, May 2nd, a drug disposal kiosk was installed in the Department of Motor Vehicles Building located in the Madison County Office Building in Wampsville. The kiosk is for disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Safe medication disposal prevents prescription drug misuse, theft, and illegal diversion of medications.
Drug Tip Hotline # 1-800-GIVE-TIP