Pill Take Back Exceeds all Expectations

Takes in more than 1,700 pounds of medications

Susan Jenkins, executive director of BRiDGES, Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse fills syringe containers during the Pill Take Back Program at the Madison County Landfill site on Buyea Road April 27. The program has been held in the spring and fall since September of […]

Agencies Team up for Alcohol Awareness Campaign

To the Editor:

(Madison County, NY – April 2013) BRiDGES, the Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., in partnership with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement, school and government officials, would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the coming of spring and summer in our community and to […]

Non-Profit Consortium Growing

(Oneida, NY – June 2012) The Oneida Area Non-Profit Consortium recently celebrated its two year anniversary in April. The Consortium was originally created by Hank Leo, CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley and President of the Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce, to get non-profits in the Oneida and surrounding communities together to talk […]

Dangerous New Drug Popular Among Teens

To the Editor:

While concerns about alcohol and marijuana use among teens continue, new synthetic drugs are being sold, which have become popular with teenagers.

K2, or “spice” is a form of synthetic marijuana that is being sold in local tobacco stores and head shops. Other common names for the drug include: skunk, genie, smoke […]

Suicide Prevention, Education and Intervention Session Planned

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2012) Last year, BRiDGES, Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse sponsored a training session on what to do following a suicide. A follow-up meeting will be held to discuss the needs in Madison County as relates to suicide prevention, education and intervention on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. […]