So many of our military veterans were exposed to terrifying and traumatic events when they served our country. Witnessing these incidents can take a tremendous toll on the mind and body. It can ultimately develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), debilitating and severely impacting the ability to cope and adapt…
Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice
The incarceration rate for people with mental illness is alarming and devastating. Over half the people in state prisons have been reported some form of mental illness. One contributing factor is the number of competency evaluations needed before these individuals can stand trial. This can lead to neglect and extended…
Impaired driving is a common road safety problem that worsens yearly. For example, a report from earlier this year shows that more than a quarter (25%) of all traffic-related deaths directly result from alcohol impairment. In New York, your blood alcohol level (BAC) determines if you are drunk or impaired….
EAC Network’s Community Service Program is a cost-effective sentencing alternative for people over 16 years old. The purpose of the program is to provide low-level, non-violent offenders with an opportunity positively impact their community versus incarceration.
For those coping with the immediate consequences of substance abuse, mental illness, or incarceration, the American health care system can be confusing and even intimidating. They face the challenge of managing disjointed services on their own. Without social support services, many individuals bounce around the medical system, resulting in a higher rate of adverse outcomes and increased community health care expenses.
Did you know that one person dies in a motor vehicle crash that involves an alcohol-impaired driver every 50 minutes? This is a troubling trend that could (and should) be prevented. EAC Network’s Alcohol Education Program (AEP) uses a solution-based strategy to save lives through education. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month this December, we highlight the positive impact AEP has been making on the lives of at-risk individuals living within our communities.
Did you know that last year 252,535 domestic violence-related calls were made to state and local hotlines in New York? These pleas for help tell the story of a growing social problem. EAC Network’s Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) and our domestic abuse prevention initiatives were created to respond to and address this pressing social problem within our communities. Domestic Violence Awareness Month, recognized every October, focuses public attention on this pressing social problem and solution-based programs, like APIP, that are creating positive change.
Did you know that nearly 21 million Americans are battling at least one addiction? Although every person who enters recovery is a victory, the recovery movement’s work has only begun. September’s National Recovery Month provides us with an opportunity to look at the impact that programs like our New Path Treatment Center make in the community every day and look forward to a promising future for all those in recovery.