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
Holiday Parties: Keeping Them Safe
By Susan L. Jenkins, BRiDGES
Over the river and through the woods to holiday parties we go. Make sure this year’s holiday celebrations are memorable for all the right reasons. If alcohol is going to be served at your party, take care of your family, friends, co-workers, and yourself by following these simple guidelines for your holiday gatherings.
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Responsible Server Training
Training for Intervention Procedures
Both the Responsible Server Training, designed by the Genesee Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, and Training for Intervention ProcedureS or TiPS, are programs for servers, managers and owners of businesses that sell alcohol. Staff at BRiDGES are certified to train both RST and TIPS for on-premise (bars, restaurants, etc), off-premise (liquor or retail stores) and University (Resident Advisors, Resident Directors, etc.) These are designed to impact the environment by educating those who are selling and/or serving alcohol about the New York State laws that prohibit alcohol sales to minors and obviously intoxicated persons, to prevent the laws from being violated. The trainings increase awareness of the effects of alcohol on the brain, intoxication rate factors, tolerance and BAC, and provide intervention strategies, including checking IDs.
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
Dispose of unwanted medication at the Drug Disposal Kiosk located in the lobby of the Madison County Department of Motor Vehicles Wampsville, NY, during business hours, Monday ~ Friday.