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For almost 40 years, the Alliance for Positive Health has pioneered HIV/AIDS advocacy across 15 counties in northeastern New York. Today, their mission expands to combat rising STIs, opioid addiction, and mental health challenges, utilizing their proven expertise in education, testing, and care coordination.

Services include fentanyl and xylazine test strips, Other harm reduction services, overdose prevention (including naloxone), treatment readiness and referral, and HIV and Hepatitis C Screening.

Call 518-346-9272, ext. 3213

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Project Safe Point helps people who inject drugs with free, anonymous services like clean needles, safe injection tips, overdose prevention, naloxone training, and HIV/Hepatitis C tests. They also offer Buprenorphine treatment. The Health Hub gives people easy access to comprehensive support and crisis intervention. 

Services include fentanyl and xylazine test strips, syringe exchange, harm reduction services, naloxone training, and HIV and Hepatitis C Screening.  Project Safe Point offers Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Via Zoom (Meeting ID 923 3089 7849) the Third Thursday of each month from 3 PM - 4 PM.  

Call the 24/7 Health Hub Toll-free number 1-866-930-4999

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New Choices Recovery Center in Schenectady, NY, offers addiction treatment approved by New York State. Our caring team ensures quality, diverse care promoting health, wellness, and recovery for individuals and the community.

Services include substance use prevention programs,  outpatient and residential services, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery support.

Call 518-346-4436 or 518-382-7838

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Schenectady County Public Health Services offers free online training to both Schenectady County residents and employees. This concise yet informative 25-minute training session encompasses vital topics, including:

  1. Identifying the signs of an overdose
  2. What to do when confronted with a suspected overdose
  3. How to administer Naloxone for Overdose Reversal

Free narcan kits are available to residents and employees who complete the training. 

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State and Federal Support

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports oversees the nation's largest system of Substance Use Disorder care, comprising 1,700 programs. This includes 12 state treatment centers where doctors, nurses, and clinical staff offer inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 people annually. The office uses a proven approach to lead prevention, treatment, and recovery services that aim to achieve the goal of an addiction-free NY.

Call the 24/7 HOPEline at 1-877-HOPENY or Text HOPENY (467369) for crisis intervention and local resource support in New York State. 

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the federal agency that provides leadership, supports programs and services, and devotes resources to helping the United States act on the knowledge that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.

Services include a 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information services for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Services are provided in both English and Spanish.

Call the SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or text 988.

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Are you struggling with Alcohol or Narcotic Addiction? 

Take the next step and find help through Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.