Mission: To prevent and reduce heroin and opiate abuse and addiction in Essex County through education, awareness, and support and enhancement of existing programs and resources.

Vision: A community better prepared to take on the challenges of heroin and opioid abuse and addiction.

Community Resources:

Champlain Valley Family Center (substance abuse treatment, prevention and other services)

Conifer Park (Plattsburgh outpatient clinic)

Prevention Team (non-profit agency leading the way in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) education and prevention services for Essex County)

St. Joseph’s (Outpatient addiction treatment and recovery centers)

Citizen Advocates, Inc. (Services for individuals who have developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and substance use issues)

Essex County Mental Health Services (case management and individual, group, school, and crisis services on an out-patient basis to Essex County residents of all ages)

Mental Health Association of Essex County, Inc. (services for adults throughout Essex County recovering from mental illness)

NYCOURTS.GOV (upon voluntary entry into court-supervised programs, appropriate non-violent addicted offenders become part of a dramatic intervention process)

Essex County Public Health

Essex County District Attorney

Alliance for Positive Health (direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their family members, care management to people with other chronic illnesses who are enrolled in Medicaid, and prevention programs that offer effective, innovative solutions that make a significant impact on reducing new HIV infections)

New York State Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

New York State TALK2PREVENT (resources)