Madison County Council on Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse, Inc.
The mission of BRiDGES is to improve the quality of life by providing advocacy and services to our community, the workplace, families and individuals affected by addiction and the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other substances.
BRiDGES is a leader in the delivery of prevention and intervention programs that promote change and build healthy communities.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the vision of BRiDGES. Leadership in the community requires that we create an organizational culture and inclusive environment to meet the needs of everyone in our community. The values of our organization incorporate innovative leadership, integrity, professionalism and respect for cultural diversity and inclusion.
BRiDGES, the Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc. has moved from Canastota to 112 Farrier Avenue, Suite 314, Oneida, New York as of August 25, 2014. We are settled and open for business as you can see from this picture of our waiting room. Our telephone number and our services remain the same. We will have an Open House in the near future where you can come and see our new space up close.
In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.National Recovery Month 2014
BRiDGES, the Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc. has proudly participated in the recognition and celebration of Recovery Month since its inception. Join us this month for our 9th Annual Walk to Celebrate Recovery!
2014 Victim Impact Panel Schedule
The VIP is a program which explores the spiral effect of impaired driving by presenting real life situations, illustrated either through a film or a live speaker. After the panel there is some time to process what was seen and heard.
Gambling Prevention Poster Contest
for Youth Ages 12-17
Madison County entries will be considered for ---
First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $25
Madison County Victim Impact Panel
VIP is an opportunity for court mandated participants to hear real life stories and become aware of the spiral effect of impaired driving crashes. Those who have been affected in one way or another hope their stories will help others to make low risk choices and avoid the pain they have experienced.
A speaker might be family member or a friend of someone injured or killed, the actual person injured, a first responder or the offender themselves. Each has a story to tell and the telling of that story can be a part of their healing as well.
Madison County VIP is a program of the Office of the Madison County Sheriff and administered by BRiDGES. If you have any questions regarding this program or if you or someone you know needs support as a result of an impaired crash you can reach the program administrator at 697-3947 or by email at madisoncountyVIP@gmail.com
Responsible Server Training
Training for Intervention Procedures
Both the Responsible Server Training, designed by the Genesee Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, and Training for Intervention ProcedureS or TiPS, are programs for servers, managers and owners of businesses that sell alcohol. Staff at BRiDGES are certified to train both RST and TIPS for on-premise (bars, restaurants, etc), off-premise (liquor or retail stores) and University (Resident Advisors, Resident Directors, etc.) These are designed to impact the environment by educating those who are selling and/or serving alcohol about the New York State laws that prohibit alcohol sales to minors and obviously intoxicated persons, to prevent the laws from being violated. The trainings increase awareness of the effects of alcohol on the brain, intoxication rate factors, tolerance and BAC, and provide intervention strategies, including checking IDs.
Trainings are available, at a nominal cost, on a regular basis for establishments or organizations that sell or serve alcohol to the public. Call Susan Jenkins at 315 697-3947 for information on classes available in Madison County.
Drug Disposal Kiosk Located in Madison County
Dispose of unwanted medication at the Drug Disposal Kiosk located in the lobby of the Madison County Department of Motor Vehicles Wampsville, NY, during business hours, Monday ~ Friday.