NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED
including saving
6 protected medication classes in Medicare D



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



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




UPCOMING COURSES:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
Course

St. Francis of Assisi Church
145 Benkard Rd.
Newburgh

May 4-June 15 
(6 Saturdays-
no class on May 11)

9:30-3:30 p.m.

Call  845-956-6264 to register, class size is limited




On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.


Mon., March 18
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown
no fee
no registration


Thurs., March 21
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., March 27
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


TUESDAY, April 2
6:30 p.m.
Please note:
new time and day
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


NAMI Education Meeting
April 8, 6:30 p.m.

Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with a Disability (MBI-WPD); and Medicaid
Spend-Down

RSVP 956-6264 or
 namiorangeny@warwick.net


Mon., May 6, 7 p.m.

NAMI FaithNet
St. Anastasia Faith Formation Building
21 North Main St.
Harriman, NY


Wed., May 15, 7 p.m

NAMI FaithNet
St. Paul Lutheran Church
21 Still Road 
Monroe, NY




June 19-22
2019 NAMI National Convention
in Seattle





 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



(NEW Posting)
Orange Regional Medical Center
Offers Free "Circle of Hope" Support Group
for Families of Those Battling Addiction


Orange Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, is offering a free support group for families of those battling addiction called the “Circle of Hope” Family Support Group. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road, in Middletown, NY.

Family Support Navigators will be available to offer individuals resources and information about additional support for guidance and treatment. Discussions are conducted in a safe, judgment-free environment. All meetings are free and confidential and verbal participation is not required.

Addiction can impact many things in someone’s life, including family, work and school. The “Circle of Hope” support group helps family members or loved ones who are caring for an individual struggling with a substance use disorder. For more information, please call Orange Regional’s Community Health Coordinator, Andrew Oni, at 845-333-7324. Registration is not required.


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