Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Overcoming a Life of Drugs and Homelessness, James Addison is Making His Mark

LEFSA Discussion Group Leader & Financial Officer- James Addison (middle) at the 2019 Catholic Charities NY Agency Convening 


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Sesame Street shows how addiction affects families

Photo by Sesame Street 

by Catherine Kirch

Sesame Street recently revealed that...

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As Suicide Prevention Month Ends - Let's Keep Talking

By Jim Sliney Jr and John-Mark de Palma


Caseworkers are on the frontline of social services. They assist and counsel families and individuals...

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The Opioid Crisis is Evolving, and so is Catholic Charities

drug abuse

By Jim Sliney Jr.

In 2017, there were a record 1,487 fatal overdoses in New York; the overdose rate in the South Bronx was higher than any place in the country except...

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Stories of Recovery: Podcast

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties Helps Clients with a Road to Recovery

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New Study Backs Emergency Lifesaving Treatment for Drug Overdose

Photo Credit:  Rémi Walle

by John-Mark de Palma

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical...

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New York State Offers Tax Credit for Hiring Addiction Recovery Employees 

NYS Tax Credit for Hiring Addiction Recovery Employees
Photo Credit: Liam Martens

by John-Mark de Palma

2 Min...

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Meet Jacqueline, a Single Mom Battling Addiction

How She Turned Her Life Around

 "Meet Jacqueline"

By Dean Scher, PhD, LCSW

CEO  Catholic Charities of Orange,...

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Catholic Charities Works to Reduce Homelessness by 20%

Catholic Charities USA announced an ambitious plan to reduce chronic homelessness by 20% in five US cities. The goal is to reduce chronic homelessness -- those whose homlessness has caused them to...

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