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Our coalition represents agencies, schools, government, businesses, families, and concerned citizens in Tompkins County, all working to reduce substance abuse among middle and high school youth through the use of effective, evidence-based programs and practices.


Monthly meetings

The 2020 meetings of the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth are on the 2nd Friday of the month, 8:30 a.m., at the County Human Services Building, W. State St., downtown Ithaca. For information, contact Stacy at the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, (607) 274-6288.

Annual Youth/ Adult Golf Event, 2020

Medication collection

Please keep your medicine cabinet safe and properly dispose of all medications you are no longer using. Take them to any of the drop boxes in 9 locations across the county.

Tobacco-21 Tompkins County Legislature votes to raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21, effective July 1, 2017.

The Tompkins County Legislature voted to increase the age for purchase of tobacco products in the county to 21.  Details. 

April 20 - What is the connection between 4/20 and marijuana?  Details

Mayor Myrick Releases The Ithaca Plan, Feb. 24, 2016

Today, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick released The Ithaca Plan which proposes significant changes to how the City of Ithaca addresses the problems of drugs and addiction.  Many community volunteers contributed over the past two years to the plan development, including a number of members from our Coalition. 

While we may not support all of the Mayor’s recommendations, we are pleased that energy and focus are being given to these important issues and look forward to continuing to contribute to change in our community. 

The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth (CCHY) formed in 1997 in response to the death of a student from heroin.  Since then, under various names and several managing entities, CCHY has worked to engage parents, youth, and community partners in reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. 

If you are interested in joining our efforts, please contact us at 274-5310. 

Underage Drinking Tipline

To report an underage drinking party, please call the regional Underage Drinking Tipline at 1-800-851-1932.  The call will be routed to Tompkins County to the appropriate law enforcement agency who will respond.  Underage drinking can be dangerous or deadly. Underage drinking accounts for 11% of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. And 90% underage drinking is in the form of binge drinking.  Save a life!  Make the call!