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Question Where can I find data on alcohol and substance abuse problems and risks in my community?

Answer The NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has developed the Prevention Risk Indicator Services Monitoring System (PRISMS) Risk Profiles to assist New York counties in identifying youth alcohol and substance abuse risks and problems. The PRISMS Risk Profiles use a research-based risk framework to predict youth alcohol and substance abuse consequences. This community-level risk information can alert local governments, prevention planners, and service providers to those areas where alcohol and other substance abuse risks and problems are highest. While the OASAS framework and approach to prevention represent a foundation that can potentially impact and prevent youth alcohol and substance abuse, this framework and selected prevention strategies may also identify and reduce violence, teen pregnancy, crime, school absenteeism and other social problems.

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Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services PRISMS page

Overview and links to community risk indicator data
Contact: OASAS Planning and Policy Analysis Unit
Phone: 518-457-5702

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