NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
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                                                  Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED

regarding Medicare



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:




Upcoming Courses:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 6 week course starts Sat., Jan. 5
in Newburgh
Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)
Click link for details




On-going Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume after the holidays.



NAMI Education Mtg.
There are no Education Meetings in Dec., Jan., or Feb.


Mon., Dec. 17
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown


no fee
no registration


Thurs., Dec. 20
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., Dec. 26
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Thurs., Jan. 3
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)


no fee
no registration

 


Tues., February 12,
9 am-3 pm
NAMI-NYS Legislative Action Day





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues


Orange County Department of Mental Health
Chemical Dependency Services

Brochure-Page 1

Brochure-Page 2

Services provided relate to:

  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Treatment
  • Recovery


New Orange Campaign
Targets Opioid Addiction:
Connect 2 Disconnect

Connect 2 Disconnect is a new Orange County initiative designed to combat opioid addiction through education by helping parents connect with their kids to break the connection between prescription drugs and heroin.

Video Public Service Announcement

General information

For more information or to request written materials, contact:

Special Projects and Community Affairs Bureau
Email: DACommunityAffairs@orangecountygov.com
Telephone: 845-615-3640


SAMHSA: Substance Abuse
and
Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

National HelpLine: 800-662-HELP (4357) or 800-487-4889 (TTY)
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline: 877-SAMHSA7 or 877-726-4727


Do You Need Help Addessing
Addiction or Mental Health Care?

CHAMP:Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project


 Drug Take Back Act Signed into Law


Pharmacies will soon be required to provide either a box where you can drop off unused medications or an envelope that you can use to mail back the medication to a disposal facility. This service will be free of charge to the consumer and will be paid for entirely by the pharmaceutical companies.

 

Excerpt from
Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther Newsletter: 

"Medication that is forgotten in a cabinet can be found and improperly used by others in the home. Many teens who began using opioids find them first in their parents' or grandparents' medicine cabinets. However, if unwanted pills are simply flushed down the toilet or tossed out, they can mix with the public water supply."

That is why the new Drug Drop Off law is so important. For more information on existing drug take-back programs and a map of locations across the state, please click here. Insert your zip code to be able to read the map more easily.

For general information regarding safe medication disposal for households, click here.

If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment services, please click here for a list of providers in our area.

Aileen Gunther also invites you to contact her office at 845-342-9304 or 845-794-5807 so she can help you find available services.


 

NAMI Orange does not recommend specific programs or services.
The  resources listed below are for informational purposes only.



Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment

 

The Orange Regional Family Program
for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

has moved to:

Medical Pavilion
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135
Middletown, NY 10940
845-333-7818

845-333-7800 for the Out-Patient Counseling Services

 


 

Exodus Clinic

a drug and alcohol abuse and behavioral disorder rehabilitation center

671 Route 17 M, State Farm Building
Monroe, New York 10950
Located in Monroe, NY and serves Orange and Rockland Counties, NY;
Warwick, NY, and Sussex County, NJ.
845-837-1635

 


 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES:

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (Information and referral)
    845-294-9000
    NOTE: Family Support Group Meetings every Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m.

  • Catholic Charities (Outpatient treatment)
    845-569-0034
  • Center of Recovery
    845-220-2146
  • Middletown Addictions Crisis Center
    845-343-1443
  • RECAP Outpatient Rehab Program
    845-421-6234 or 845-342-3978 X6234
  • Restart Day Treatment (age 13-21 Access thru school district)
    845-294-0526
  • Restorative Management
    845-561-5783
  • Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center
    845-341-2511