At GCASA, we work to support drug and alcohol addiction prevention efforts throughout Western New York. Prevention is one of the most powerful and effective ways to help reduce the impact that addiction and substance abuse can have on individuals of all ages.
Our prevention philosophy is based in science, which is why we work to present factual and research-based information that is data-driven and outcome focused. This also allows us to provide programs and support that help to identify risks based on known factors and develop preventative, educational resources to further the goal of prevention.
Below are our latest prevention flyers, handouts and information sheets. Feel free to print these out or email them to friends, family members or colleagues for use in your own prevention campaigns and efforts.
Adderall is a prescription medication that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both adults and children, but can lead to serious side effects when abused. Learn more about Adderall abuse.
Alcohol Poisoning Signs
The abusive use and excessive consumption of alcohol can, in extreme instances, lead to alcohol poisoning. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning with this reference sheet.
Cloud 9 (and Other Synthetic Drugs)
Synthetic drugs, most commonly known by their brand names like “Cloud 9” or “Hookah Relax,” are substances that have been designed to act like illicit drugs. Learn more about these substances.
Dabbing is a method of inhaling a concentrated form of marijuana vapor. The use of dabs and dabbing has become more popular and common in recent years. Find out how to identify dabs and the risks involved.
Electronic Cigarettes (Ecigs)
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are a nicotine delivery system that vaporizes a nicotine solution, often with a flavoring. While a newer technology, there are a number of potential risks. Learn about e-cigs in this reference sheet.
A synthetic opiate narcotic, fentanyl is an analgesic that can be used legitimately to provide pain relief, but has become more common in street drugs like heroin in recent years. Find out more about the risks of fentanyl.
Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. today, and can have a number of detrimental effects on users. Learn more with our informational flyer.
Palcohol (Powdered Alcohol)
A new form of alcohol, Palcohol (powdered alcohol) has a number of inherent risks. Palcohol is easy to conceal and has the same potential for abuse as alcohol. Read more in our fact sheet.
Vaporizers describe e-cigs that can be used not only to inhale nicotine solutions, but also other substances like marijuana or synthetic drugs. Learn more from our latest flyer.
GCASA promotes an atmosphere of generosity, hope, empathy, respect, encouragement and empowerment.
GCASA values behavior that promotes self-awareness, encourages honesty, balance, consistency, collaboration, and trust and utilizes humor, mutual respect and reciprocity of good will.
GCASA's culture is rooted in loyalty to patients, community and staff, creating an environment where people share knowledge freely and endeavor to bring out the best in each other.
GCASA is committed to cultivate and manage resources to ensure our services are available for generations to come.
GCASA serves residents of Genesee and Orleans counties, as well as the greater Western New York region, providing a full range of treatment, prevention and support options for individuals dealing with drug, alcohol or substance abuse. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, our agency relies on the support of local, state and federal agencies, as well as donations from community members and businesses like you. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us continue to provide support and care to those in need right here in our region.
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