The Greene County Opioid & Heroin Awareness Initiative web page provides helpful links to resources and information for those affected by opioid addiction and dependence.
Hundreds of millions prescriptions for painkillers, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and Opana, are written in the U.S. each year. When used improperly, these legal opioid drugs present the same risks as heroin sold on the street. Many people recovering from injury or surgery find themselves addicted to prescription painkillers, and when those become un-available, turning to illicit, unregulated, and dangerous street drugs suppliers.
Abuse of opiates, whether prescription painkillers or heroin, is having a serious impact on public health. In addition to the hazards of overusing opioid painkillers, sharing needles for the injection of heroin or injecting crushed pills poses its own dangers. These substances and practices can affect almost every part of the body, potentially leading to permanent health damage and death. Opioid awareness is a crucial part of educating the public of the hazards of opioid abuse, but also in ensuring that those with addictions are treated respectfully and get the treatment they need.
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Our community-based outreach program is committed to helping individuals and families who are struggling with chemical dependency. Our staff is on-hand to “just talk” or to help connect individuals to the many treatment options right here in Greene County.
Weekend/Evening Hotline: 518-822-0090
PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT NETWORKS
Helping build recovery and social supports via Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs).
Narcan training, informative outreach and community events for promoting the culture of recovery and building opioid awareness.
ASSISTANCE WITH TRANSPORTATION
Available for any resident in Greene or Columbia Counties who are affected by substance use disorder.
PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PROGRAM
Mobile counseling services providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) via mobile clinician and therapeutic team.
LIVE VIDEO TELEMEDICINE SESSIONS
Providing expanded clinical services beyond the traditional clinical setting via video and multimedia technology.
MEDICATIONS TO HELP PREVENT RELAPSE
Linkages and services for Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) including vivitrol, suboxone and methadone.
Greener Pathways is a Program of Twin Counties Recovery Services, Inc.
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team is a program of The Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.
Our Health Educators provides outreach and education to general community members on the opioid crisis and resources available to people in Greene County, keeping updated on the resources and programs going on in our community.
Public Health is committed to risk reduction across all stages of dependency with on-going services including:
Our Family Planning Clinic offers the following Walk-in services for those in recovery or actively using:
Greene County Mental Health Center is a community mental health clinic licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health. We have a full contingent of professional staff including Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nurses. Our staff members work together to provide a comprehensive system of care for the mental health needs of Greene County residents.
The Kitchen Table Toolkit was developed to assist parents, teachers, counselors and the community with guidance on how to initiate conversations about heroin and opioid abuse, to help promote opioid awareness. The information in the toolkit may also be applicable for alcohol and other drugs. Videos and guidance documents were developed to assist with a community forum or a personal conversation.
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