Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues
Three Opioid Forums
- Tuesday, September 19
Town of Wallkill Community Center
8 Wes Warren Drive
Excerpt from Times Herald Record, Amanda Spadaro
6:30 p.m. Resource Fair with multiple vendors
7 p.m. Panel speakers include Peter Volkmann, Chief of Police for the village of Chatham; Jim Conklin with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council; Chief Robert Hertman with the Town of Wallkill Police Dept. and Tammy Rhein from the Orange County Department of Mental Health.
Chief Volkman is the keynote speaker who will speak about how to break down the barriers of stigma and how communities can respond effectively. He created a program in Columbia County that allows addicts to request treatment from the police. (Town of Wallkill has a similar program called, "Wallkill Cares"). His presentation will be followed by a Question & Answer session.
- October 3, 6:30-8 p.m. Monroe-Woodbury High School
- October 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Minisink Valley High School
Excerpt from the Times Hearald Record, Heather Yakin:
The above two October public forums are sponsored by District Attorney David Hoovler and will feature police, prosecutors, judges, treatment providers, drug abuse educators and county government. Speakers will include David Hoovler, Sheriff Carl Dubois, County Court Judge Robert Freehill, County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Social Services and Mental Health Commissioner Darcie Miller, and James Conklin, Executive Director of the County's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council.
The forums will include information for parents, kids, teachers and others about the scope of the heroine and opiate epidemic, the dangers of heroin use, signs of addiction, strategies for dealing with addiction, treatment options and the legal implications of heroine possession.
Orange County Department of Mental Health
Chemical Dependency Services
Services provided relate to:
New Orange Campaign
Targets Opioid Addiction:
Connect 2 Disconnect
Connect 2 Disconnect is a new Orange County initiative designed to combat opioid addiction through education by helping parents connect with their kids to break the connection between prescription drugs and heroin.
Video Public Service Announcement
For more information or to request written materials, contact:
Special Projects and Community Affairs Bureau
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse
Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
National HelpLine: 800-662-HELP (4357) or 800-487-4889 (TTY)
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline: 877-SAMHSA7 or 877-726-4727
NAMI Orange does not recommend specific programs or services.
The resources listed below are for informational purposes only.
The Orange Regional Family Program
for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency
has moved to:
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135
Middletown, NY 10940
845-333-7800 for the Out-Patient Counseling Services
a drug and alcohol abuse and behavioral disorder rehabilitation center
671 Route 17 M, State Farm Building
Monroe, New York 10950
Located in Monroe, NY and serves Orange and Rockland Counties, NY;
Warwick, NY, and Sussex County, NJ.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (Information and referral)
- Catholic Charities (Outpatient treatment)
- Center of Recovery
- Middletown Addictions Crisis Center
- RECAP Outpatient Rehab Program
845-421-6234 or 845-342-3978 X6234
- Restart Day Treatment (age 13-21 Access thru school district)
- Restorative Management
- Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center