Community Forum Sheds Light on Substance Use in Tioga County

It’s Not Too Late to Help! Forty people came together on October 15th to discuss substance use in Tioga County.  We had youth from Owego Free Academy and Candor High School join us to help deliver the presentation, brainstorm root causes, and talk about solutions.   The main substances discussed were alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and vaping.  Some of the main community concerns expressed were parents providing alcohol and marijuana…

NYS Department of Health Warns Public About Vaping Dangers

Pulmonary Illness Associated with Black Market Vaping Products The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has received numerous reports from New York State physicians of severe pulmonary (lung-related) illness among patients ranging from 14 to 71 years of age who were using at least one vape product prior to becoming ill. Laboratory test results show very high levels of vitamin E acetate in nearly all cannabis-containing samples analyzed by…

Tall Cop: High in Plain Sight

Join us for an amazing awareness event Jerome Galloway is coming to Tioga County on December 4th, 2019. Tall Cop is a dynamic speaker with unique experience as a police officer, drug trend analyst, and parent. He travels across the country educating all types of audiences, from parents to police, on what to know about current substance use trends moving across the country. Location: Tioga Downs Casino Time: 9am-3pm Cost:FREE…

Community Change Forum:Speak for Our Future

Join us 10/15/19 for our community change forum. On October 15th, Tioga ASAP Coalition would like to invite community members to join us for our community change forum at Calvary’s Love Church in Owego. The event is from 9am-3pm, lunch provided, and registration is required.   This forum is an opportunity for people in Tioga County who are interested in substance use issues and want to have a voice in…

Harm Reduction: An Overview

Substance use disorder is a disease that affects the brain. As with all chronic conditions, it affects every person who faces the disease differently. While some people with addiction successfully manage their condition, others don’t always have the resources, the support, or even the desire to seek treatment and enter recovery. That’s where harm reduction comes in. Read a comprehensive overview here

Are You Ready for Some Kickball?!?

September is Nation Recovery Month, and we have an AWESOME event to kick it off with! The Brad Bailey Memorial Kickball Tournament is happening Saturday, September 7th from 9am-4pm at the Waverly Little League Fields in Waverly, NY. We have room for 24 teams and spaces are filling up QUICK! To register a team all you need is 8-10 players (male and female) and a requested donation of $50 (that’s…