Substance Abuse Prevention promotes a stable, safe, and healthy environment for all residents of Allegany County. Program staff works in collaboration with individuals, families, businesses, faith-based organizations, and local and state agencies to prevent or delay the onset of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse.
Tobacco Cessation Program
Individual cessation counseling is available by appointment at the health department. Group counseling is also available on-site at businesses/ organizations. FREE patches, and lozenges, or available to those with a note from their physician.
Presentations, programs and/or trainings on tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs are available upon request. Information is tailored to meet the needs of the audience. A variety of visuals are used to enhance message.
Parents are the most influential anti-drug for their children. Parents provide the earliest formative influences on children's values, personal standards, and behavior, so what you say and do matters. Even when teenage peer groups become significant forces in the lives of young people, the potential for parental influence remains strong.
Our office has a variety of resources to help parents and caretakers talk with their kids about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Resource & Referrals
Our department has brochures, pamphlets, fliers, and posters on a variety of substance-related topics.
- Substance Affected Newborn Campaign
- Red Ribbon Week Campaign
- Recovery Month Campaign
- Alcohol Awareness Campaign