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Stay Connected

Partnership to End Addiction has launched the “Start with Connection” campaign to raise awareness about the importance of personal connection in addressing addiction. The animated broadcast public service announcements tell dynamic stories about the barriers addiction can create between family members – and the importance of beginning to close those gaps with empathy and understanding.

The series of advertisements feature the song “Salt and the Sea” by Grammy-nominated band, The Lumineers, from “III”, a narrative album that explores the destructive impact of addiction in a family.


Family Activities

Make the most of this holiday season by coming to the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights. See if you can spot the “Drive Safe Forest” along the way!

Tickets to the Festival MUST be purchased in advance! They will not be sold at the gate. Admission is $15 per vehicle and available for purchase at any Tops Friendly Markets location, or online (fees apply) Now – December 31st.

The Festival is open December 1st-31st (closed December 24th & 25th) and gates are open 5-9PM. For more information & to purchase tickets online, visit FairgroundsHoliday.com

Crisis Services

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, Inc. began operation in November of 1968 after two years of strategic planning by the Mental Health Association, the Psychological Association of WNY, the Community Welfare Council, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health. It was developed to have broader purposes and concerns in the area of emergency mental health services than currently available by offering a 24/7 response.
  • Buffalo & Erie County
  • 24 Hour Addiction Hotline
  • Kids Helpline
  • Chautauqua County Hotline
  • 24 Hour Erie County Domestic Violence Hotline
    For Shelter: 716-884-6000
  • 24 Hour NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline

Start The Conversation

Being a parent isn’t easy. You want your child to have a wide range of experiences and grow into a successful, independent adult. At the same time, you want to protect them from the many dangerous substances and situations out there in the world.

So what do you do? It’s actually simpler than you may think. Talk it over. Tell your child what you know about drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors, including your family history—and what you want them to understand. Ask questions about their opinions and preferences. Listen. Let them know how much you care about them and their future.

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Discussions With NIDA

(National Institute on Drug Abuse)

In this edition of the Science Behind Addiction LIVE video series, University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski and NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discuss race, equity and inclusion in academia and science.

NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins and NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic may be escalating the opioid crisis and efforts to adapt research as a result of the convergence of two drastic health crises.

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