Substance Use and Mental Health Issues
Orange County Department of Mental Health
Chemical Dependency Services
Services provided relate to:
HOPE not HANDCUFFS
a Program of Tri-County Community Partnership
Excerpts from their brochure
an innovative approach to bring hope
to those struggling with addiction
When a person is ready to begin the process of recovery, they can walk in to a participating police department and ask for help.
- They will be greeted with support, compassion and respect. Once accepted into the program, *the individual will be guided through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment placement.
- A trained angel volunteer will be called to the station to help with paperwork and to provide support until a treatment option is found.
Regardless of insurance status, the team will work directly with local substance use services for placement in a treatment facility as soon as possible.
*Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program: a felony or domestic violence warant; danger to others; under 18 without parent or guardian consent; medical condition that may need hospitalization.
Currently participating Police Departments as of June 14, 2019:
Crawford, Town of
Goshen, Town of
Maybrook, Town of
Middletown, City of
Montgomery, Town of
Mount Hope, Town of
Walden, Village of
Wallkill, Town of
New Windsor and Port Jervis
List is rapidly growing-call your local Police Department to see if they have joined the initiative.
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
For more information or to request written materials, contact:
Special Projects and Community Affairs Bureau
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
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.
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:
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135
Middletown, NY 10940
845-333-7800 for the Out-Patient Counseling Services
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.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (Information and referral)
NOTE: Family Support Group Meetings every Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m.
- Catholic Charities (Outpatient treatment)
- Center of Recovery
- Middletown Addictions Crisis Center
- RECAP Outpatient Rehab Program
845-421-6234 or 845-342-3978 X6234
- Restart Day Treatment (age 13-21 Access thru school district)
- Restorative Management
- Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center