MAYVILLE, N.Y.:– A new website, is available for those in Chautauqua County and the surrounding region to learn more about resources for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from drug addiction in Chautauqua County. This website includes information on important topics including the NYS Good Samaritan Law, how to access services, and other related information to inform the community and reduce stigma around addiction. The website also includes a searchable services locator and information on where you can get Naloxone, the drug that reverses opioid overdoses, locally.

The website was created with the collaboration of members of the Chautauqua Substance Abuse Response Partnership (CSARP). This group of local organizations was established under a Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grant awarded to the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene. The RCORP implementation grant is a $1 million multi-year initiative supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to address barriers to access in rural communities related to substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.

CSARP is comprised of representatives from the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, The Chautauqua Center, Prevention Works (formerly CASAC), Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, Brooks-TLC Hospital System, UPMC Chautauqua, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, Chautauqua County Health Network, The Resource Center, and Evergreen Health.