Local Resources

Mental Health

***Lourdes Center for Mental Health
184 Court Street, Binghamton

***Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST)
47 Broad Avenue, Binghamton

UHS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
33 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton

***CPEP: Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
UHS Binghamton General Hospital
10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton

***Greater Binghamton Health Center
425 Robinson Street, Binghamton

***Catholic Charities of Broome County
232 Main Street, Binghamton
290 Front Street, Binghamton

Substance Use Treatment

Southern Tier Drug Abuse Treatment Center / New Horizons
10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton
24/7 HOTLINE(607)-762-2257

***Addiction Center of Broome County
30 W State Street, Binghamton

Helio Health
249 Glenwood Rd, Binghamton

Binghamton High School

Mental Health:
School Psychologists and Social Workers
Mary Barta – BartaM@binghamtonschools.org
Karen Carlton – CarltonK@binghamtonschools.org
Kate Monachino – MonachiK@binghamtonschools.org
Andrea Roberts – RobertAs@binghamtonschools.org

Substance Use Prevention:
Lourdes Student Assistance Counselor
Khadeja Purdy – khadeja.purdy@ascension.org

Other Supports:

Liberty Partnership
Autumn Loke – aloke@binghamton.edu
Nick Matyas – nmatyas@binghamton.edu

Meghan Alberti – malberti@hillside.com
Tia Wright – twright@hillside.com

Youth Development
John Klenchik – jklench1@binghamton.edu

Mentoring Program
Glenn McIver – McIverG@binghamtonschools.org

New York State Specific

Office of Addiction Services and Supports

NYS Hopeline through Office of Addiction Services and Supports – 877-8-HOPENY (877-846-7369)

Online Resources

Memory, Learning, and Brain Development

Weiner A. Marijuana, the teen brain and impact on school performance. Operation Parent. February 2020.

Madras BK. The importance of using science to inform the public about marijuana’s harm. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Plenary. March 2016.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Marijuana DrugFacts. July 2020.

Adams J. U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory: marijuana use and the developing brain. Office of the Surgeon General. August 2019.

Mental Health

Volkow ND, Wang GJ,Telang F, et al. Decreased dopamine brain reactivity in marijuana abusers is associated with negative emotionality and addiction severity. PNAS. July 14, 2014.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Marijuana and Mental Health. 2019.

Madras BK. Dopamine challenge reveals neuroadaptive changes in marijuana abusers. PNAS August 19, 2014.

New York State Law and Marijuana Usage

Community Service Society. New York’s new marijuana “decriminalization” and expungement law: what you need to know. July 2019.

Mogal F. NY officially decriminalized marijuana today. Here’s what you should know. Gothamist. August 28, 2019.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drugged Driving DrugFacts. June 2020.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions. April 2020.

Gupta RC. Talking to your child about drugs. Kids Health. November 2014.

Hochman D. How to talk to your kids about drugs when everyone is doing them. New York Times. March 2019.

Planned Parenthood. What should I teach my middle schooler about personal safety? October 2018.

Storm C. Marijuana: Parenting for Prevention in 2020. Operation Parent. May 2020.