Adverse Childhood Experiences: Healing Is Possible

  When children experience abuse, neglect or loss it is considered an Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE. Developmentally, children just don’t have the capacity to handle these traumatic events which include: physical abuse, emotional neglect, domestic violence, loss of a … Continued

Ronnie’s Amazing Journey to Recovery

The road to recovery has many bumps, potholes and turns….sometimes complete U-turns….rarely a straight smooth path. But for Ronnie the road ends in a really good place. His place. Ronnie began experimenting with alcohol as a teenager. “I came from … Continued

FCS Recognized as Tobacco Treatment Champion

The Central New York (CNY) Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (SJHHC) recognized local Medical and Mental Healthcare organizations who championed comprehensive tobacco treatment policies throughout the region. “These tobacco treatment champions were honored … Continued

NAMI Family to Family: Understanding and Supporting Those with Mental Illness While Maintaining Your Own Well-being

What is the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program? NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of people living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support … Continued

New Law Helps Those Impacted by Opioid Addiction

Defendants who have been prescribed medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction under the care of a physician must now be allowed to continue that treatment while participating in drug court. This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation which provides that drug … Continued