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Alcohol & Drug Links

Alcohol Screening

http://www.alcoholscreening.org/
Is drinking alcohol harming my health now, or will it be harmful to me later in life? Should I stop drinking alcohol? Am I a binge drinker? If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky, or harmful. Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender, and drinking patterns. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

http://www.aa.org
Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.

 

Drug Screening

http://www.drugfree.org
The quiz seeks information about your possible involvement with drugs not including alcoholic beverages during the past 12 months. The various classes of drugs may include cannabis (marijuana, hashish), solvents (e.g., paint thinner), tranquilizers (e.g., Valium), barbiturates, cocaine, stimulants (e.g., speed), hallucinogens (e.g., LSD) or narcotics (e.g., heroin). Remember, the questions do not include alcoholic beverages.

 

NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

http://www.oasas.ny.gov
Need help? Looking for a treatment provider or treatment facility? If you or someone you care about needs help contact 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369).

Budgeting / Finance Links

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Central New York)

http://www.clearpoint.org/
Provides confidential financial counseling for the North Country, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Central, and Upstate New York.

 
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester

http://www.cccsofrochester.org/
Provides confidential financial counseling for Rochester and the surrounding area.

 
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo

http://www.cccsbuffalo.org/
Provides confidential financial counseling for Buffalo and the surrounding area in Western New York.

 
National Foundation for Credit Counseling

http://www.nfcc.org/
Find confidential financial counseling that is closest to your location anywhere in the country.

Child Care / Parenting Links

Child Care Aware

http://childcareaware.org/parents-and-guardians/parent-information/child-care-aware-and-naccrra
Locate quality child care and Informational publications for parents seeking child care.

 

NYS Office of Children and Family Services

http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us
OCFS has wide-ranging responsibilities for the provision of services to children, youth, families, and vulnerable adults.

 

Parent to Parent of NYS

http://www.parenttoparentnys.org/
A place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information.

 

Prevent Child Abuse

http://preventchildabuseny.org/
Site includes Child Abuse Resource Room for kids and parents.

Domestic Violence Services Links

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence

http://www.nyscadv.org/
Numerous resource links including County Programs, Safety Plans, DV Handbook and much more.

 

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

http://www.opdv.ny.gov
This site contains information about domestic violence and various referral sources including hotlines and NYS organizations.

Education Links

Colleges and Universities in New York State

http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html

Elder Care / Disability

Office for the Aging

http://www.aging.ny.gov/NYSOFA/LocalOffices.cfm
List of local offices for each county across the state.

 

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

https://mybenefits.ny.gov/mybenefits/begin
Self-service tool that will help determine which assistance programs you may be eligible for.

Health Links

AIDS Information NIH

http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/
Offering information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

 

Alzheimer Association

http://www.alz.org/

 

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

 

Hospice Net

https://www.nhpco.org/about/hospice-care
Information for patients and caregivers.

 

Medicine Net

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp
Family health and wellness information.

 

NYS Department of Health

http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/
Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention.

 

The Internet Rx Drug Index

http://www.rxlist.com/
Searchable database of commonly prescribed drugs.

Mental Health Links

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Information on most mental health problems.

 

NYS Office of Mental Health

http://www.omh.ny.gov
Links to Mental Health Resources.

 

Self-Help Sourcebook for Mental Health

http://www.helpguide.org
Exploring real-life support groups and networks that are available throughout the world and in your community.

Problem Gambling Links

Gam-Anon

http://www.gam-anon.org
A self-help organization for the spouse, family, or close friends of compulsive gamblers.

 

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org
A self-help organization for compulsive gamblers who desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for membership.

 

National Council on Compulsive Gambling

http://www.ncpgambling.org
A national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. 24-hour confidential helpline: (800) 522-7400.

 

New York Council on Problem Gambling

http://www.nyproblemgambling.org/
24-hour confidential Helpline: 1 (800) 437-1611

 

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

http://www.oasas.ny.gov/Gambling/index.cfm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has responsibility for problem gambling oversight and services statewide. If you or someone you care about needs help, contact the HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369).