About Us

The mission of the Central Region Addiction Resource Center (CRARC) is to “establish a capacity to coordinate community resources, increase cross-sector collaboration on substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts and aid community members in raising the awareness of current substance abuse issues and locating services within their region.”

The goal of the CRARC is to not only reduce the stigma around opioid addiction by collaborating regionally but to give people in the Central Region access to the resources available in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga & Oswego counties  Through working in partnership, we work collaboratively across sectors to provide communities the chance to share resources, address concerns and put in place a more comprehensive plan to address all aspects of addiction to best help the people in need. It is vital that we recognize the importance of working together, discussing needs in each community, and plan how to best help people not just at a local level, but as a region.

The Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, or BRiDGES, was established in Madison County, NY, in 1985 by a group of citizens concerned about the wide-reaching effects of alcoholism and substance abuse.

Since its inception, programming and services have grown exponentially. BRiDGES offers programming such as Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities, prevention education, information and referrals, STOP DWI, Victim Impact Panel, Employee Assistance Program, Madison County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the LGBTQIA Network, and the Central Region Addiction Resource Center.

BRiDGES unwavering support of the Central Region Addiction Resource Center is integral participation in the success of the program.

Information coming soon.

The Central Region Addiction Resource Center cannot thank the Collaborators below enough for their dedication, selflessness & passion for helping those in need. To collaborate with us, click the title above.

Harbor Lights
Oneida Strong
Oswego Coalition
Prevention Network
VOW Foundation
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