Prevention Council News

Road to Resilience - Conference

29th Annual CNY Prevention Conference.
Presented by the Prevention Consortium on May 12, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse NY. Additional information including session breakdowns is included in the flyer below.

Road to Resilience Flyer

Community Partnership Open House 2017

Please accept our invitation to our May 5th Open House.
Join us for a networking lunch where you will get to meet our members, gather resources and learn about our efforts in the fight against substance abuse within our community.

Flyer Information

What to know about Marijuana Uses & Effects

Marijuana PDF Resources

What you need to know
Marijuana Infograph

2015 Herkimer County Drug Quiz Show

The 2015 Herkimer County Drug Quiz Show was held on March 19th, 2015 at Herkimer Colllege, sponsored by HCPC for the 15th year...read more

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide is preventable. Call the lifeline. With help comes hope Learn more Learn more

Unity Day 2014

Everyone has an image in their mind when they hear the word “bullying”. For many of us, we picture an older kid being physical with a smaller child, knocking books out of their hands and laughing. However, bullying comes in all shapes and sizes...read more

Love Yourself, Be Drug Free!

Many people think that the only victim of drug use is the user themselves, however that isn’t the case. Drug use affects everyone around the user, especially their closest friends and families...read more

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day (FASD).

FASD is caused by the consumption of alcohol by a mother while she is pregnant. An estimated 40,000 babies each year are born with FASD, which can result in birth defects, learning disabilities, problem behavior, and trouble learning life skills. These difficulties can last an entire lifetime for a child, and can’t always be treated...read more

26th Annual CNY Prevention Conference

Learn more about the workshops and sessions. Presented by The Prevention Consortium...View the PDF brochure

What you need to know about Marijuana

Uses and effects of Marijuana...read the full article

Herkimer County Drug Quiz Show 2014

View the photo gallery for 2014 teams and volunteers.

The Herkimer County Prevention Council’s annual Drug Quiz Show will be held at Herkimer County Community College on Thursday March 27, 2014 9am-3pm. (Snow Date will be on Friday, March 28, 2014) Local Schools competing for the title of Herkimer County DQS Champions are: Dolgeville, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mount Markham, Poland and Town of Webb.

Teams have received their study materials so that they can prepare for the competition with their school advisor. The competition will cover all the most current data on substance abuse. The officials for the competition will be volunteers from local law enforcement, and human service agencies, and HCCC.

If you would like more information about the Herkimer County Drug Quiz Show or if your school wants to be involved please contact: Maureen Petrie @ 894-9917 ext 244

HCPC Updates Web Presence

The Herkimer County Prevention Council launches several web enhancements to connect and provide comprehensive substance abuse prevention information. Subscribe to receive the latest news from HCPC's initiatives and activities.

2013 Herkimer County Drug Quiz Show

The Herkimer County Prevention Council a program of Catholic Charities will be sponsoring the annual Drug Quiz Show at Herkimer County Community College.

Recent Blog Posts

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
The facts about alcohol poisoning are pretty simple: it IS lethal, and it can happen to just about anyone who drinks too much at one time. It is not limited only to teenagers and college students..more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13bFBk7
Serious Consequences of Medical Marijuana
All drugs have unintended effects. In the world of pharmacology, they may be classified as serious adverse effects (SAE), adverse effects (AE), or side effects (SE)...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13bETtK
Binge Drinking Fact Sheet
Binge drinking is consuming a heavy amount of alcohol in a short period of time...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13bDgk5
Newest Trend for Teens – Underage Drinking
The AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics found that more than four million adolescents drink alcohol in any month...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13bCD89
COMPULSIVE GAMBLING
It is important to discuss the definition of addiction in order to understand how Problem Gambling can be addictive. An addiction is defined as a need and use of a habit forming substance causing a disruption and confliction within a person’s life...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13bBawS
Fake Cocaine: The New Synthetic Drug
There has been a lot of talk about the creation of synthetic marijuana (K2) being sold in head shops across the United States...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13bBBX8
What is Drunkorexia?
Drunkorexia is not an official medical term but has been used to describe the behavior of starving ones self or binging and purging in combination with the use of alcohol, most commonly binge drinking....more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13asQk-
Cigarettes- Hazardous to Health
As we all know, smoking cigarettes is very hazardous to one’s health. Habitual, heavy smokers have 50 times greater incidences of smoking-related cancers than non smokers....more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13as3XU
Baby Boomers and Addiction
Baby Boomers are individuals born post World War II between the years of 1946 and 1964. During that 18 year period there was an explosion of 76 million births...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13aqxNT
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Inc., NCADD, has sponsored Alcohol awareness month since 1987. The NCADD hopes to reach out to the public with information about the disease of alcoholism....more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13ap-oN
Heroin Teen Use on the Rise
Sources are reporting that heroin use is on the rise among teens. On Long Island it has been reported that bags of heroin have been stamped with “Twilight” and a cartoonist photo of Robert Pattinson (Edward) who stars in the popular vampire series...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13apDUM
Fake Weed
K2 is a mix of dried herbs and spices sprayed with a substance similar to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)....more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13aoKf8
Celebrating Responsibly During The Holidays
‘TIS THE SEASON TO DRIVE SOBER

These logos are probably familiar to you if you watch TV. The commercials for“Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving”...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13aUHiO
Celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol is the drug most frequently used by Americans and results in more than 100,000 alcohol-related deaths per year. Young people drink alcohol more frequently than they use all other illicit drugs combined...more at http://tmblr.co/Z9wlJp13aZBMZ