The Broome Opioid Abuse Council (BOAC) focuses on identifying barriers and developing solutions to the issues resulting from the increase of drug abuse in our community including the rise of prescription drug and heroin abuse. This Council will work as a Coalition together with community agencies to ensure we are increasing community collaboration in an effort to reduce youth and resulting adult substance use and the impact on the community. BOAC will focus on: community education; outreach and prevention; law enforcement response; substance abuse treatment; and educating medical professionals. BOAC seeks to: target factors existing in our community that place our youth at risk for substance abuse; reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors; increase community collaboration and awareness; and create a healthier, safer community.
For a detailed list of resources in Broome County, click on the upper left tab identified as "Treatment Resources in Broome."
BOAC BROCHURE (click, open & print)
HELP IS AVAILABLE:
If you or someone you know is having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
You can call the drug crisis line (UHS/New Horizons) at 607-762-2257 to speak to a local treatment professional 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Broome County Sheriff's Assisted Recovery Initiative assists individuals suffering from substance use disorder who are voluntarily seeking treatment. You can call 607-778-1911, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Broome County District Attorney's Office has launched Operation S.A.F.E. (Save Addicts from Epidemic). Addicts or their family members are encouraged to call Broome County’s S.A.F.E Line at 607-778-6119. A volunteer will then take their information and immediately begin searching the network of quality treatment facilities accepting new patients.
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS:
If you are a parent or grandparent of someone who is struggling with opioid/heroin or other drugs, you are invited to join a confidential sharing of important information and resources to address addiction and recovery in Broome County. For more information, call ACBC at 723-7308.
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