ADC Blog

April 19, 2017

The Council Receives Funding for Detox Center

A leader in strengthening our community by offering hope and recovery to people struggling with substance use disorders, Alcohol & Drug Council has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Care Compass Network Innovation Fund. The award will support the development of a 20-24 bed residential detox/stabilization and rehabilitation center in Tompkins County. The facility…

March 31, 2017

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people…

October 4, 2016

Prescription Drug Awareness Month

Prescription medicine—a critical piece of our cultural fabric—“a pill for every ill”—all you have to do is turn on the TV, listen to the radio or view ads on the Internet or in the newspaper to see and hear about the latest medicine that can cure migraines, treat pain and stress, keep you more alert,…

September 27, 2016

Recovery Month-Find Time to Support Peers

Often, individuals who experience a mental and/or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s imperative that we offer support to individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote acceptance. Support from peers is essential to…