2018 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 27, 2018

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

While the DEA sponsors a single take back day, these locations are available year long.

Wallkill PD - 24/7

Crawford Town Hall - normal business hours

TCCP Donates $3000 to the Pine Bush School District to fund SADD

Through the efforts of local fundraising, the Tri-County Community Partnership has secured $3000 to fund a Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter for the 2018-2019 school year.

 Left to Right: TCCP Board Treasurer Alayne Eisloeffel, Pine Bush Schools Superintendent Timothy Mains, TCCP Board President Annette  Kahrs, TCCP Board Secretary Bethany Ganley, TCCP Board member James Waterman, Pine Bush Schools Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Donna Geidel. 

Left to Right: TCCP Board Treasurer Alayne Eisloeffel, Pine Bush Schools Superintendent Timothy Mains, TCCP Board President Annette  Kahrs, TCCP Board Secretary Bethany Ganley, TCCP Board member James Waterman, Pine Bush Schools Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Donna Geidel. 

TCCP Hosts 1st Annual Paddle Run

On Saturday, the Tri-County Community Partnership launched the first Brock Haney & Ethan Beck Memorial Paddle Run.  Named after two young men or our community that succumbed to accidental overdose.  The young men never net - Brock's family lives in the Town of Mount Hope, and Ethan's family lives in Walker Valley.  But after their son died, both families became committed to helping the Partnership fight drug abuse in their son's memories.

By 10 a.m. Saturday, kayaks were lined up all the way up the hill from the Thomas Bull boat launch.  So many people turned out that they had to do starts in heats for the 5.2-mile paddle north to Benedict Farm Park in the Town of Montgomery.

Some paddled in a timed competition.  Others just enjoyed a perfect late-spring day on the water.  When the paddlers reached the finish, they were treated to a picnic party with prizes, food and music.

Here are some of the hundreds of photos taken of the event.  Additional photos are available at the following links:

Starting Line: Click Here.    Finish Area: Click Here.      Sean Michael Studio Pictures: Click Here

Greater Pine Bush Partnership is now Tri-County Community Partnership

The Greater Pine Bush Partnership Inc. was named as such because the catchment area mimicked the Pine Bush School District’s boundaries. However, people believe it is named after the small hamlet of Pine Bush, NY.  In order to reduce the perception of geographical barriers and to create wider community involvement; the Board of Directors have decided to change the partnership's name to: “Tri-County Community Partnership Inc.”

2017/18 Community Outreach

TCCP kicks off the 2018 Super Bowl weekend Conversation Starter sticker campaign

Keep your eyes on those pizza boxes this Super Bowl weekend! 

  • 4000 stickers
  • 4 Messages
  • 12 Pizzerias
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

Many thanks to all of the pizzerias and the volunteers who participated

  • Pudgy's Pizza & Pasta - Pine Bush
  • Tosco's Pizzeria - Wallkill
  • Pizza Plus - Pine Bush
  • Sienna's Torteria Pizzeria - Pine Bush
  • Cobblestone Pizza Company - Walker Valley
  • Mountain View Restaurant - Crawford
  • Villa Gaudio - Bullville
  • Grand Slam Pizza - Circleville
  • Pecorino's Pizza - Middletown
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Middletown

Dose of Reality Community Forum

No community is immune to the increasing use and abuse of opioids and heroin. It has been declared a national epidemic.
What is the impact on our community?
How can you be a part of the solution?

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Please join us for this important conversation
Thursday, April 27th - Town of Crawford Community Center
6:00pm - 6:30pm (browse agency tables)
6:30pm - 8:30pm (speakers and Q&A)

Learn from prevention experts from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, Mid-Hudson Prevention Resource Center, Catholic Charities and more.. on how we can reduce the risks in our family and our community, listen to physicians Dr. Nicholas Batson and Dr. Andrew Faskowitz from Crystal Run Healthcare speak about the disease of addiction, hear from those in recovery and families who have experienced the greatest loss.
Followed by a Q&A session.

Have a slice and talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol

This weekend we are launching a "Have a slice and talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol" campaign.  Seven pizzerias in our community agreed to allow us to put stickers on their pizza boxes.  It's a difficult discussion to have.  These stickers provide conversation starters about youth alcohol and drug use.    Take the time to start the conversation with your family.  They listen.  

Keep your eyes on those pizza boxes this Super Bowl weekend! 

  • 1000 stickers
  • 4 Messages
  • 8 Pizzerias

Many thanks to all of the pizzerias and the volunteers who participated

  • Pudgy's Pizza & Pasta - Pine Bush
  • Tosco's Pizzeria - Wallkill
  • Pizza Plus - Pine Bush
  • Sienna's Torteria Pizzeria - Pine Bush
  • Cobblestone Pizza Company - Walker Valley
  • Mountain View Restaurant - Crawford
  • Villa Gaudio - Bullville
  • Silver Lake Deli - Scotchtown

The Partnership's 2017 New Year's Resolutions

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The Greater Pine Bush Partnership is committed to proactively keeping our teens safe and drug-free this New Year’s Eve and all year round. Our children are our greatest gift and we wanted to suggest some New Year’s resolutions that we can all adopt to make 2017 a safe and drug free year.

·       Let’s be role models: Kids and teens receive conflicted messages about alcohol use during New Year's celebrations. Find an alcohol-free celebration to attend, or use the occasion to demonstrate responsible drinking.

 ·       Let’s be mindful: Remember to keep the families who have lost loved ones to drug and alcohol addiction in our thoughts. Holidays and celebrations can be particularly difficult for these families.

 ·       Let’s be supportive: Rally around those who struggle everyday with drug and alcohol addiction. Help make 2017 a turning point in their lives.

·       Let’s be proactive: Secure all alcohol and prescription drugs to keep them out of the hands of children and young adults. Dispose of unused prescription drugs at a local police station - just drop them in the prescription drug take-back bin.

 ·       Let’s be vigilant: Monitor all house parties to make sure there is no underage drinking. Set clear expectations, whether the party is at a friend’s house or yours.

 ·       Let's’ be educated:  Take time to understand addiction and substance abuse disorders and what you can do to bring about change in your community.

it takes all of us