Dealing with Alcohol & Drug Use

The use of alcohol and other drugs by youth is a serious problem in our society. See the attached numbers if you or someone you know needs help dealing with their drug or alcohol problem.

For an alcohol or drug related emergency, call 911.

For more information about alcohol and other drugs, or about getting help with an alcohol or drug problem, call the agencies listed below or any treatment program.

City County Drug Helpline 275-0505 (24 hrs) (TTY* 275-2700)
The Center for Youth 271-7670, Toll Free: 1-888-617-KIDS (5437)
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council 467-2230
Delphi Prevention Program for Youth  697-5648
Huther-Doyle Memorial Institute 325-5100
DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence 426-8000
Pathways to Peace (City of Rochester)  428-6339
Puerto Rican Youth Development & Resource Center 325-3540
Recovery Network of New York, SWAN/the Bridge 328-8230
RPD Family and Victim Services/FACIT 428-6630
Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services 454-7530

For specialized help:

Al-Anon/Al-A-Teen Family Groups  (groups for teens with an alcoholic family member/friend) 288-0540
Alcoholics Anonymous - 8am-10pm (groups for alcoholics of all ages) 232-6720
Narcotic’s Anonymous 235-7889
NYS Family Court, Juvenile Drug Court 428-1797
Substance & Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf 475-4978  (V/TTY*)


For drug-free youth programming and socialization activities and youth empowerment, check with your school for information about school sponsored activities, or call:

HEART Coalition for a Drug Free Rochester 428-7371
DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence 426-8000


For Stop-Smoking Resources:

American Cancer Society 288-1950
Lakeside Family Wellness Center 637-6044
New York State Smokers Quitsite

1-866-NY-QUITS  (1-866-697-8487)
Smokers Health Project  530-2050
Unity Chemical Dependency (formerly Parkridge) 368-4719


For more information on drug identification, the effects of different substances on the human body, and general information, go to your public library or one of the following:
-The Partnership for a Drug Free America          
National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
-Call for free information (1-800-788-2800)
National Institute on Drug Abuse                        

Treatment Programs

The agencies listed below are certified by New York State to provide chemical dependency treatment. Not all are able to serve youth under the age of 18, those who currently accept youth less than age 18 are marked with an *. Eligibility requirements differ with each agency. Be sure to check if your medical doctor needs to make a referral, the cost and issues related to health insurance.

For treatment information, call:

Action for a Better Community, New Directions 325-5116 x3200
Baden Street Settlement 325-4910
Catholic Family Center, Restart Substance Abuse Services  546-3046
Conifer Counseling Services 442-8422
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council 467-2230
Huther Doyle  325-5100
John L. Norris Treatment Center  461-0410
Rochester Mental Health and Addiction Center   922-2500
St. Joseph’s Villa of Rochester 865-1550
Strong Recovery 275-3535
Unity Chemical Dependency (formerly Parkridge)  368-4719
Westfall Associates 473-1500


To report concern about criminal activity involving drugs, call:

Drug Hotline (City of Rochester)  428-6000


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