By Mike PettinellaKathy Hodgins, of Medina, has accepted the new position of Chief Clinical Officer for the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.The appointment of Hodgins to the high-level supervisory post was announced by John Bennett, the...
By Mike Pettinella The success of individuals and organizations working to prevent drug and alcohol use in the teen and young adult population hinges upon having access to science-based statistics that reveal current trends. For the full article, click here.
By Mike Pettinella, GCASA Media Specialist The Recovery WOW program at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse held a "Monster Mash" Halloween bash this evening at the Northgate Free Methodist Church south campus on Bank Street in Batavia. Posing in...
By Mike Pettinella, GCASA publicist For the past 13 months, the clinicians at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse have been treating area residents dealing with opioid use disorders at the Opioid Treatment Program facility at the agency’s main...
‘Life experience’ puts Peer Recovery Advocates in unique position to help those with substance use issues
By Mike Pettinella. Unlike a courtroom jury of your peers, the team of Peer Recovery Advocates at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is not there to pass judgment, but to provide much-needed support and encouragement to those struggling with...
By Brian Quinn, The Daily News, August 6, 2019 Genesee/Orleans got what it was hoping for Tuesday evening — a special use permit approval from the town Planning Board for a proposed recreation center for recovering addicts. For full article, please click...
By Tom Rivers, Editor, Orleans Hub, Posted 8 August 2018 ALBION – Residents get a close look at a Mercy Flight helicopter on Tuesday during the fourth annual National Night Out in Orleans County. About 1,000 people attended the event, which provided a chance to...
BATAVIA — Patients will be able to receive methadone to treat their drug addictions with the opening of the new Opioid Treatment Program on Aug. 13, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse officials said in a news release. For the full story, click...
By Brian Quinn for The Daily News - BATAVIA — When he was asked how long the area has needed a methadone clinic, a clinic expected to be ready in the next three to four months, John Bennett simply said, “It’s going to save lives.” Bennett, executive director at...
By Virginia Kropf for The Daily News ALBION — GCASA had exciting news to share in their fight to combat addiction in Orleans County, project director Pat Crowley announced at the February meeting of Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition. read full...
By Tom Rivers for Orleans Hub Albion - Alcohol and tobacco use among students in grades 7 through 12 has seen a big drop in the past 12 years, according to a survey of 1,450 students this fall, although their perceptions about risk are also down, especially with...
By Tom Rivers for Orleans Hub 'We're trying to prevent kids from using the drugs that are killing people." Two school districts have increased the presence of prevention educators from the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. read full...
Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA) has been named on of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2018. read full article here
Medina – Tom Rivers – Cody Crane urged his Medina classmates to educate themselves about the dangers of addiction, and say no to popping pills, underage drinking and drugs.
Crane, a senior at Medina, worked with GCASA to put on a two-hour forum about the opioid epidemic on Tuesday evening.
The executive director of GCASA said a proposed 2,700-square foot addition to the agency’s campus at 424 E. Main St. in Batavia is on a fast track to completion pending approval by the City Planning & Development Committee next week.
Outreach will continue to modernize local opinions about the opioid and heroin crisis, along with methadone as a treatment, GCASA Executive Director John Bennett said after a planned Batavia clinic received final city approval Tuesday.
BATAVIA — An additional treatment for opioid addictions is a step away from coming to the city. Executive Director John Bennett said the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse is aiming to open an addition to its East Main Street facility in April. It...
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