ADC Blog

September 3, 2020

Back to School

This message of #WeeklyWisdom is brought to you by Bridgette Nugent from the Tompkins County Youth Services Department, and highlights ways in which parents and caregivers can support their children during this very unusual back-to-school season. With the temperatures already cooling at night and in the mornings, we can feel fall on its way.  For…

August 21, 2020

Employment in Recovery

This message of #WeeklyWisdom is brought to you by Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, a proud partner of the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth. This week’s message focuses on the importance of employment in recovery from substance use disorder. Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing mental health disorder and disease. For many, the…

August 15, 2020

Good Samaritan Law

This week’s message of #WeeklyWisdom is brought to you by the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, a proud partner of the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth. The topic for this week’s message is New York State’s 911 Good Samaritan Law. One of the primary reasons that people fail to report an overdose is…

August 7, 2020

Understanding “Grooming”

This message of #WeeklyWisdom is brought to you by Kristi Taylor, the Education Director at the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, a proud partner of the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth. Do you know a teen/tween that… Walks to school or around town with their friends? Loves having the newest phones, clothes, jewelry, sneakers, etc.?…