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PDHP  is the drug. alcohol and gambling prevention program that services the students in the Catholic elementary and high schools in the boroughs of  Brooklyn and Queens.  It is an organization that is part of the Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn and receives its funding from NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.  It provides educational presentations,  prevention counseling, family therapy, assessments, referrals, parent education programs, crisis response  and group facilitation trainings for teachers. 


Central Office

112-06 86 Ave. - 3rd fl.

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

ph: 718-441-8921

fax: 718-805-1514


Brooklyn Field Office 

746 48 Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11220

ph: 718-871-7777

fax: 718-854-2899


Queens Field Office

112-06 86th Ave. - 2nd Floor

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

ph: 718-849-2200

fax: 718-849-9348



Gambling Prevention

Gambling among underage youth is fast becoming a serious problem.  PDHP's program focuses on educating youth, their parents and the schools about this concern and offers information and strategies to address this growing problem among our youth.

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Drug & Alcohol Prevention

NYS survey statistics show that underage drinking , binge drinking, and  prescription drug abuse continues to be a problem among our youth.  Marijuana use has increased since the perception of risk has decreased.  Experimentation can lead to addiction and it is important for parents and educators to have correct information and know the signs and symptoms.

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Counseling Program

PDHP offers short-term prevention counseling in the schools as well as assessments and referrals to community counseling centers .  Our field offices offer family therapy on a sliding-scale fee. In the schools we also provide crisis response teams to go into the schools when the need arises to work with the students, faculties and parents.

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Parenting & Teacher Resources

Parents and Teachers are our partners in prevention.  Faculty presentations as well as parent education events are offered throughout the year. PDHP trains teachers in  Group Facilitation Skills which prepares teachers to facilitate after-school discussion groups.  We also offer parent- teen nights and family fun nights to parents.                              

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News & Information

Here you will find current news and information about PDHP and the programs we offer including our locations and hours of operation. You will also find the latest research findings and new information updates about drug, alcohol and gambling prevention.

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Resources & Links

This is your directory to various agencies and community resources as well as links to helpful and informative sites. There are also links to the Diocesan website and the Catholic Schools office of the Brooklyn Diocese.

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