Get Help. Find Hope!
We are dedicated to ending the drug epidemic in Western New York by empowering adolescents and families to live a life free from the disease of addiction through:
Early Intervention | Resources | Education | Support
How can we help?
For over 30 years, Kids Escaping Drugs has led the fight to end the disease of addiction among our adolescents and young adults. We are committed to continuing this fight as long as addiction impacts our community.
All of our services are provided absolutely free.
We provide no-cost interventions. A KED intervention specialist will work in conjunction with a substance user’s family members and loved ones. The goal is to educate, create self-awareness, and alter unhealthy behaviors to encourage positive change for all affected and is a great first step in combating substance use disorders.
Drug use and trends are constantly changing. Our Face2Face Specialists present and provide educational programs in communities, schools, and workplaces with up-to-date information.
If you, your child or someone you care about needs help with their substance use, you can contact us directly and speak to one of our counselors. You can also utilize our "ask a counselor" feature afterhours and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
Erie County Experienced over 250 opiate related deaths in 2021
The KED Campus
We have been deeply rooted in our community for over 30 years. Our campus is conveniently located in West Seneca, easily accessible from the City of Buffalo and surrounding areas. The campus provides easy access to a full continuum of person-centered, trauma-informed behavioral health treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services. The KED campus provides three levels of care on campus, Stabilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration.
Treatment is provided by BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. which is the largest community-based behavioral health organization serving children and adults with mental health and substance use disorders in WNY.
Our partnership with BestSelf further supports each others vital mission of helping young people heal from the disease of addiction and into recovery.