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We are community stakeholders working together to provide awareness, education and hope in the battle against heroin and opioid addiction.

The Coalition works to destigmatize addiction and support those who are suffering from the disease of addiction. Our efforts also support loved ones and those in long term recovery as well. The Coalition has held numerous community forums which have served to raise bring awareness and education regarding addiction and its broad impact.

Partners include: Warren and Washington County law enforcement, public health, the District Attorney’s office, Office of Mental Health, area treatment programs and health care providers, schools, and many human service agencies.

Anyone interested in learning more about and/or joining the Hometown vs. Heroin & Addiction Coalition can contact Amanda West at the Council for Prevention at (518) 746-1527 or via email at amandawest@councilforprevention.org. You can also find us on Facebook.

SUBGROUP OF COALITION:

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Established in April 2015 from the Hometown vs. Heroin and Addiction Coalition of Warren & Washington Counties, the Warren Washington County Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Subcommittee is a collaborative team of health care providers and human service partners. This subcommittee continues to develop policies, procedures, and educational messages to improve the delivery of services to pregnant and parenting women with opiate addiction. They work to empower women to self-describe their addictions and promote family centered care during treatment and recovery.