East Area Support Network

Our goal is to strengthen and connect Syracuse, New York's East Area community by reducing stigma, providing education and support, promoting healthy alternatives, and establishing safe spaces.

"An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure."
-Benjamin Franklin


Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medications safely in New York State:

Recommended Reading:

The Joey Song by Sandra Swenson

“A poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won’t give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hang on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same as giving up."

DrugFree.org provides resources that allow you or a loved one to get information, get help, or get involved in the fight against drug and alcohol abuse!

Free e-books, facts, guide sheets, worksheets & quizzes, research, and more!

Do you know someone who needs help with a drug abuse problem? Find a treatment center near you.

Parents seeking treatment for adolescent children are encouraged to see NIDA's booklet, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know what to Ask and see the Treatment Referral Resources section of this guide.

Medicine Cabinet Inventory

No community is immune to heroin or prescription opioid addiction. Heroin and substance abuse is a problem in rural, suburban and urban communities across the state. Public awareness and community involvement are key factors in addressing the heroin epidemic.

Medicine in My Home

Medicines in My Home (MIMH) is a multimedia educational program to teach consumers from adolescence through adulthood how to choose over-the-counter medicines and use them safely.

Prescription Drug Misuse

Prescription drug misuse occurs when a person takes a prescription medication that is not prescribed for him/her, or takes it for reasons or in dosages other than as prescribed.

Prescription Safety

Despite what many teens and adults think, abusing prescription drugs is not safer than misusing illicit drugs.

How To Know?

There is no greater influence on a young person's decisions about alcohol or drugs use than his/her own parents or guardians. TO successfully keep kids drug-free, parents must provide active support and positive role-modeling.

Protect Yourself: Stop Prescription Pain Medicine Misuse

Misusing pain medications can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. More than 20,000 New Yorkers are hospitalized each year due to poisoning and overdose.

Protect Your Children: Information for Parents

Nationally, 1 in 5 teens have taken prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription one or more times in their life - see how you can protect your children.

Where Do Young People Drink?

Find out where young people drink, and help stop underage drinking.

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