Is vaping the cigarette for the next generation of those addicted to nicotine?
By Jennifer Faringer, MS.ED, CPP-G, Director of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area During the pandemic, there were reported increases…
Are We in the Midst of an Opioid Epidemic or Fentanyl Epidemic?
By Jennifer Faringer, MS.ED, CPP-G, Director of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area Along with our colleagues in prevention, treatment,…
Is Fantasy Football an Addiction?
By: Jennifer Faringer, MS.ED, CPP-G, Director of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area A staggering 114.5 million viewers tuned in…
Legalization of Marijuana and Implications for Health: Just the Facts, Know the Risks!
By: Jennifer Faringer, MS Ed., CPP-G New York State enacted the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) at the end of March 2021, legalizing and…
April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Help is Available!
By Jennifer Faringer, MS Ed., CPP-G Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence to help reduce…
Mobile Sports Betting: Increasing the Risks
By: Jennifer Faringer, MS Ed., CPP-G On January 8, 2022, New York State unleashed Mobile Sports Betting (MSB), and by doing so, exponentially increased the…
Workplace Wellness Comes to Monroe County and the Finger Lakes
By: Jennifer Faringer, MS Ed, CPP-G With the support of the Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS) through the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant…
Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We in 2021?
by: Jennifer Faringer, M.S.Ed. CPP-G, NCADD-RA Director The rate of opioid overdoses and fatalities in our community, our state and across Monroe County continue to…
Changing the Conversation: Transform Stigmatizing Language to Reflect the Hope of Recovery!
by: Jennifer Faringer, M.S.Ed. CPP-G, NCADD-RA Director Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease from which people can and do recover every day….
Possible Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs During Pregnancy
By: Jennifer Faringer, MS Ed, CPP-G, Director of DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness…