The Anchor Recovery Center is a safe, supportive environment for people in all stages of recovery as well as those seeking treatment and family members impacted by addiction. At the Center, you will find peers who have changed their lives for the better and want to assist others who find themselves in similar situations. For more information, visit the Anchor Recovery Center of NNY website, or call 315.836.3460.
Pivot Employee Assistance Services offers free short-term, solution-focused counseling services on an array of topics for employees and family members of contracted companies. This program also provides trainings and educational seminars.
For more information, visit the Pivot Employee Assistance Service website or call the Program Coordinator at 315.788.4790.
The Alliance for Better Communities is a local community coalition comprised of area community members who live and work in Jefferson County. Members come from all sectors in the community with a common goal in mind: to create a safer, healthier, and drug-free community for our youth. Funded by a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant, recognizing the concept that local problems require local solutions, the Alliance works to gather local data in order to address issues important to our community. Alliance members work to create community-level change that will reduce underage drinking and substance abuse through education, awareness, advocacy, and policy change.
For more information, visit the Alliance for Better Communities website, or call the Project Director at 315.788.4660.
You(th) Decide is a grant funded project through the New York State Council on Problem Gambling. The goal of You(th) Decide is to:
According to OASAS (Office of Addiction Services and Supports), almost 40% of NYS youth have gambled in the past year. This includes sports betting, raffles, lottery and scratch off tickets, online gambling such as poker or in video games and more. Of that nearly 40%, almost 30% stated they began at age 10 or younger. As with most addictions, the younger an adolescent begins gambling, the more likely he/she is to develop an addiction to gambling. Youth who gamble report higher rates of alcohol use, marijuana use, consumption of energy drinks and incidents of being drunk in the past 30 days than non-gamblers. Underage gambling brings with it quite a few negative consequences as well, including but not limited to: increased risk of delinquency and crime, poor academic performance, depression, anxiety, and alcohol/substance abuse disorders. You(th) Decide works to educate and increase awareness among teens, parents and community members and encourages teens share that information with others.
Pivot offers the Impaired Driver Program (formerly the Drinking Driving Program (DDP)) as part of New York State’s initiative to reduce the incidence of injury, disability, and death from alcohol or other drug-related motor vehicle crashes and to lessen the risk of multiple impaired driving offenses.
If you have been convicted of an alcohol or drug-related driving violation, you may be eligible for a conditional license or driving privilege if you complete New York State’s Impaired Driver’s Program (IDP). To verify your eligibility, you will need to visit your local New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Length of the Program
The program is structured to incorporate 16 hours of classroom education over a seven-week period and features evening classes ranging from 2 to 2 ½ hours.
How to Enroll
Participants will need to visit their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to register for the program.
Additional Requirements for Registration (after registering at DMV):
Costs & Fees
There is a $75.00 registration fee which is paid at the DMV upon enrollment into the program. The cost for the classes is $234.00 and payable by the completion of the program. To make payment arrangements or if you are unable to complete payment by the last class, please contact the program director at 315.788.4660. Payment should be made via money order and mailed to:
Impaired Driver Program
167 Polk Street, Suite 320
Watertown, New York 13601
Classes for the program are held in Pivot’s First Floor Conference Room of the Marcy Building located at 167 Polk Street, Watertown, NY, 13601 in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. To find out when the next class cycle begins, please contact Pivot at 315.788.4660.
Out-of-State License Holders
If you have a license from another state and are seeking to enroll the New York State program, please contact your state of issuance to ensure the program meets necessary requirements.
For additional information about the New York State Impaired Driver program, please visit: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/impaired-driver-program-alcohol-drug-rehabilitation-program