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Maxwell Community Education Program

The Maxwell Institute offers free presentations to schools, colleges and community organizations on topics such as:

Social skills
Alcohol/drug use and health decisions
Dangers of marijuana
Small group "Cottage Talks"
Opioid epidemic
Training in the use of opioid overdose rescue kits
Parenting skills

For more information, please contact Lillian Neuman, CASAC, Director of Community Education and Outreach, by email at

The Maxwell Institute Substance Use Prevention Series

Make One Choice to be Substance Free
Tuesday, October 18
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

No cost to participate, but pre-registration is required


Parents, Middle and High School Students: join us for an interactive, virtual event highlighting the vital role that substance misuse prevention plays in both individual and community health. Learn more about making the “One Choice” to be drug and alcohol free. Hear from students in Rye who are making that choice.

RyeACT Youth Team
Nancy Pasquale, Coordinator, RyeACT Coalition, “One Choice Prevention”
Corinne Shea, “One Choice Prevention” Director of Communications,Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.


Free Virtual Trainings in Use of Naloxone Overdose Rescue Kit

We offer free virtual training (via Zoom) in the use of Naloxone Overdose Rescue Kits on the third Thursday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Registration is required; email to sign up. Training participants will receive a kit via mail following the training.

Did You Know? Video Series

Did You Know? All About Vaping

Did you know that an e-cigarette pod contains the amount of nicotine in a pack of cigarettes? Here is what you need to know about vaping.

Did You Know? The New Marijuana

Did you know that a marijuana cigarette today contains 20 times the amount of THC (the psychoactive ingredient) compared to what was available in the 1970s? As New York State considers legalizing marijuana, here is what you need to know.

Did You Know? Signs of Problems with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Do you know the signs a loved one may have a problem with drug or alcohol use? Learn more here.

Did You Know?  Is it Teen Angst or Something More?

Do you know how to tell if your teen is experiencing normal adolescent feelings or if it is something more? 

Did You Know? What You Need to Know about Opioids and Opioid Overdose

Did you know that there were 2,348 deaths from opioid overdose in three months in 2020, compared with 680 in all of 2019?