Addictions Care Center of Albany
90 McCarty Ave.
Albany, NY 12202
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – On Wednesday, April 18th the Albany community will come together to discuss the issues surrounding underage drinking and drug use and raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of it. A panel of community experts will present various perspectives on the impact that underage drinking and drug use has on the community, and they will offer possible ways to address this issue. This event, presented by Albany County STOP-DWI and in collaboration with the Addictions Care Center of Albany, is being held in April to commemorate National Alcohol Awareness Month.
Among eighth graders, about 1 in 20 (5.4 percent) reported being drunk at least once in the past month. Nearly 1 out of every 7 10th graders (14.4 percent) and about 2 out of every 7 12th graders (27.6 percent) reported being drunk at least once in the last month.
What: “ How Can You Stop What You Don’t Know? A Community Discussion About Underage Drinking and Drugs”
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Addictions Care Center of Albany, 90 McCarty Avenue, Albany, NY 12202
Who: Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy
Sheriff Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff’s Department
Technical Sgt. Doug Paquette, New York State Police
Ed Frank, Director of Choices 301
Laura Combs, Program Director, CAPIT-BOCES
Denis Foley, Coordinator of the Albany County STOP-DWI Program
Keith W. Stack, Executive Director at the Addictions Care Center of Albany
Jennifer Vitkus, Director of Community Education at the Addictions Care Center of Albany
Program Clients, Hope House Adolescent Program
The Addictions Care Center of Albany empowers individuals, families and communities to advance beyond addiction and overcome barriers to healing through an array of quality, compassionate care and prevention programs. ACCA respects each individual’s unique journey through recovery and believes the disease of addiction is both preventable and treatable. Among ACCA’s services are community residences, outpatient clinic and intensive day treatment programs, substance abuse prevention education programs, and professional training and development programs. ACCA’s vision is to heal the hearts of everyone touched by addiction. ACCA is located at 90 McCarty Avenue, Albany, New York 12202.
About Albany County STOP-DWI-
The mission of the STOP-DWI Program is to improve the quality of life of the residents of Albany County by reducing alcohol and drug-related traffic injuries and fatalities by targeting underage alcohol and drug use through enforcement, prosecution, public information and education, victim services, and rehabilitation support. This program is responsible for administering various “Special Traffic Options Programs” in order to address the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, traffic safety, and underage drinking. The STOP-DWI Program is funded from fines collected by New York State from persons convicted of alcohol and substance abuse-related driving offenses. Albany County STOP-DWI Program is located at 75 Remsen St., Cohoes, NY 12047.
The Addictions Care Center Of Albany:
Francine Sinkoff / 518-465-5829 / 518-366-1871 cell / firstname.lastname@example.org
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