GCASA moves ahead with expanded services, key capital projects in Batavia and Albion
By Mike Pettinella As more people get vaccinated and, hopefully, as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to subside, the executive director at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is increasingly optimistic that all of the agency’s services soon...
GCASA promotes Oakfield’s Klos to customer relations manager
By Mike Pettinella Ask any of Amy Klos’ coworkers or supervisors and they’ll all say the same thing when it comes to the 21-year employee’s job performance at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse: She’s the one that holds things together. “Amy is...
GOW Opioid Task Force receives Community Star for its efforts to provide resources in midst of pandemic
By Mike Pettinella When it comes to commitment and dedication to battling opioid addiction in rural areas, the Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming Opioid Task Force shines brightly. That’s the viewpoint of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, which has...
GOW Task Force, Health Departments offers ‘Linkage to Care’ online app
By Mike Pettinella The GOW Opioid Task Force, in conjunction with the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments, has released a new “Linkage to Care” online application to help citizens connect with support centers for opioid rehabilitation and training in...
Recovery programs at GCASA provide hope for longtime alcohol user
By Mike PettinellaJohn (last name withheld) is a 50-year-old long distance truck driver who has been out of work for some time due to a 20-year addiction to alcohol.He’s also someone who has found renewed hope and strength toward living the remainder of his days in...
GCASA Prevention Department enlists services of peer advocates to reach students, community
By Mike Pettinella The Prevention Educators at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse have joined forces with the agency’s Certified Peer Recovery Advocates, thus adding another essential element in their quest to reduce underage drinking, smoking...
Regarding those in need with dignity and respect is the foundation of treatment program at GCASA
By Mike Pettinella Developing and implementing a program that focuses on the individual’s needs and goals while reducing the stigma of addiction serve to motivate and inspire the managers and staff of treatment and residential services at Genesee/Orleans Council on...
GCASA Reentry Program is there to help the formerly incarcerated
By Mike Pettinella: “Let Us Help You Find Your Way.” This clearly worded slogan printed at the top of the 4- by 9-inch flyer introducing the GCASA Reentry Program provides an all-to-often and much-needed message of hope for men and women returning to the community...
GCASA’s ‘The Recovery Station’ provides needed support for people to live successfully after substance use treatment
By Mike Pettinella: For far too long, substance use disorder services have focused on treatment, with prevention and intervention providing complementary support. At Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, programs and practices for aftercare – or...
GCASA among best companies to work for in NYS for third straight year
By Mike Pettinella: For the third consecutive year, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse has been named one of the “2020 Best Companies to Work for in New York State.” GCASA was selected as the 11th best company to work for in the state in the...
Sterling Stroman, compassionate longtime GCASA employee, succumbs to cancer
By Mike Pettinella: Calling him “part of the fabric of our team,” the executive director of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse fondly remembers longtime residential services kitchen manager Sterling Stroman who passed away on Sunday after a...
GCASA presses on as overdose numbers rise; Virginia Taylor elected as board president
By Mike Pettinella: The COVID-19 pandemic has not only adversely affected business operations and the economy, it also has fueled a surge in the opioid crisis, placing added strain on those in substance use recovery who have been isolated by state-mandated...
‘A welcome addition’: County planners support GCASA’s detoxification center project
By Mike Pettinella: Genesee County planners tonight recommended approval of a site plan application from Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to tack on a two-story, 20-bed detoxification center to the agency’s Atwater House residential facility...
GCASA peers, counselors stay connected by phone, social media
By MIke Pettinella: As our nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic by practicing social distancing and other safety measures, counselors and peer recovery advocates at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse have expanded their use of the telephone...
John Bennett and Lynda Battaglia talk about substance use and mental health treatment services
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Genesee County police agencies, City of Batavia FD join nationwide addiction and recovery initiative
By Mike Pettinella, GCASA Media Specialist: The Genesee County Health Department, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, GOW Opioid Task Force and local police/public safety departments have come together to offer an innovative program for Genesee...
GCASA promotes Hodgins to Chief Clinical Officer
By Mike Pettinella: Kathy 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...
WNY Prevention Resource Center at GCASA provides key support to community coalitions
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.
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