Survey of students in Orleans shows drop in alcohol, tobacco use

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...

2 schools work with GCASA to step up drug prevention efforts

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....
Stigma about addiction keeps many from seeking help

Stigma about addiction keeps many from seeking help

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...
GCASA gets final city approval for methadone clinic

GCASA gets final city approval for methadone clinic

BATAVIA — 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. read the full article...