Alcohol Awareness Month

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Yorktown has never been greater. A few facts help to highlight that need:  Alcohol and drugs are the leading causes of crime among youth.  Alcohol and drugs are the leading factors in teenage suicide.  More […]

Celebrate “Alcohol-Free Weekend” with ASK

Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month in April, is scheduled for March 31-April 2, 2017. Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987, is a national grassroots effort observed by communities throughout the United States to support prevention, research, education, intervention, […]

Online Auction Benefiting Save A Life

Save A Life‘s Online Auction is a new way for our friends and community members to support the Alliance for Safe Kids! With federal funds expiring, ASK is looking for your support to ensure Save A Life continues into 2018. Bidding closes April 7th at 8pm. Check it out! Please see some of our featured […]

Save A Life: True Bud, No Friend of Mine

Save A Life Workshop: True Bud: No Friend of Mine What do you know about Toxic Marijuana Syndrome? Working on the frontiers of marijuana research and the effects on the developing teenage brain, workshop leader Scott Gillet will run an informal discussion among youth about what they know about pot and other drugs. Over the years, […]

Save A Life: Transitioning to College

Save A Life Workshop: Transitioning to College Teens ‘N Transition (TNT), in feature film format, is for high school students who are about to experience one of the most significant transitions in their life: college. TNT gives students the tools they need to be proactive in safeguarding themselves. Participants learn how to identify high-risk situations […]

Save A Life: EMT/ER Visits from Overdoses

Ever wonder what happens when someone overdoses on drugs or alcohol? At Save A Life, Casey Forde, MSN RN, and Justin Costable, Manager of Emergency Services at NY Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, will educate teens about the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse and overdose so that they have the tools they need to […]

Save A Life: Understanding the Heroin Epidemic

Save A Life Workshop: Understanding the Heroin Epidemic The personal tragedies that families have suffered due to the increase in opiate overdoses continues to rise. In 2016 there were 47,000 deaths due to drug overdoses. Attendees will hear a family’s personal story, and a young person’s journey through addiction and into recovery. The cause of […]

Save A Life: Stress & Anxiety Workshop

Adolescence is a time of great change, growth and development, and new discoveries. Unfortunately, all too often, this time period is also fraught with struggle.  Teens are facing greater demands than ever before. Between increased academic demands, social media and technology, and a fast-paced high-pressure world, teens are often left feeling overwhelmed, powerless, hopeless, and […]

Save A Life Registration is Open!

ALLIANCE FOR SAFE KIDS’ TO HOST 7th ANNUAL SAVE A LIFE FEATURING LIFE SAVING WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ADULTS  The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. (ASK) is hosting the Seventh Annual Save a Life Forum on Sunday, April, 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeland High School located at 1349 E. […]

3 Main Causes of Teen Addiction

By Holly V. Kapherr If young adults use alcohol before age 15, their risk for alcohol dependence or abuse is six times greater than if they started at 21, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When you find out your teen or a teen you love has fallen prey to addiction to […]