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.
September Was National Recovery Month
BRiDGES and Maxwell House held the 7th Annual Walk to Celebrate Recovery at ZEMS in Canastota
September 15th, 2012
Next Suicide Coalition Meeting is April 25th @ BRiDGES
All are Welcome to Attend
Nationwide Problem, Local Solutions
Safe Pill Drop Off
Event Dispose of your unwanted or expired medications Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Madison County Landfill
6663 Buyea Rd. Town of Lincoln
Your Baby Will Drink What You Are Drinking
May is National Alcohol and Other Drug Related Birth Defects Month
If a woman drinks alcohol while she is pregnant, her baby is drinking right along with her. Whether it is a wine cooler, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer, any kind or amount of alcohol that a pregnant mother consumes is also being consumed by her unborn baby. During the week starting with Mother’s Day in May we observe National Alcohol and Other Drug Related Birth Defects Week.
Portrait of an Alcoholic Family:
Forgotten Children; Right Next Door?
By Tian Dayton, PhD
One in four children in the United States are exposed to alcoholism or drug addiction in
the family. This means that in your apartment building, your neighborhood or among your
children’s friends, one in four might be hiding their embarrassment, confusion, hurt or shame
about what’s going on at home.
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Responsible Server Training
Responsible Server Training, developed by the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, is a program designed to impact the environment by educating those who are selling and/or serving alcohol. This training helps inform servers and owners of alcohol establishments of the state laws that prohibit alcohol sales to minors and obviously intoxicated persons, so that the laws are not violated. It also increases awareness of the effects of alcohol on the brain, intoxication rate factors, tolerance and BAC, and intervention strategies, including checking IDs. Ideally, both on-premise and off-premise establishments will develop and implement policies related to serving and the training of management and servers.
Trainings are available, at a nominal cost, on a regular basis for establishments or organizations that sell or serve alcohol to the public. Call Abby Simchik at 315 697-3947 for information on classes available in Madison County.
Drug Disposal Kiosk Located in Madison County
(Wampsville, NY – May 1, 2012) On, May 2nd, a drug disposal kiosk was installed in the Department of Motor Vehicles Building located in the Madison County Office Building in Wampsville. The kiosk is for disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Safe medication disposal prevents prescription drug misuse, theft, and illegal diversion of medications.
Drug Tip Hotline # 1-800-GIVE-TIP