Upcoming FOR-NY Trainings!

Our Stories Have Power; Recovery Messaging – Training of Trainers to teach the recovery community to use positive, recovery affirming language. $25 for 3 CRPA/CARC re-certification credits and/or 3 CASAC/CPP/CPS re-credentialing credits and trainer certificate. Next training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 Sponsored by FOR-Albany, 255 Orange Street, Albany, NY To…

Upcoming Events and an RFP!

1. Upcoming Facing Addiction with NCADD Trainings WHO: Facing Addiction with NCADD & The Council on Addictions of NYS WHAT: Training on Community Organizing & Facing Addiction with NCADD’s Communities Project WHY: To receive training in community organizing and to begin the process of organizing Johnstown and surrounding communities to generate better public policy and…

A Letter from FOR-NY Interim Executive Director, Allison Weingarten

Dear Recovery Advocates, I am honored to introduce myself, Allison Weingarten, as the Interim Executive Director of Friends of Recovery – New York (FOR-NY). Many of you may already know me through my work as the Policy Director with FOR-NY for the past year. I am delighted to be continuing to partner with the Recovery…

September Policy Corner

Hello Recovery Advocates and Happy Recovery Month! We are so inspired to see all the amazing events happening all over New York State! Thank you to all those who raised money through walks, runs, fairs and so many different awareness events. Just posting photos to social media puts a face to Recovery and helps us…

Youth Voices Matter – New York #ReadMeRoar

The following blog post is from #ReadMeRoar which is a special Youth Voices Matter – New York (YVM-NY) blog written by Carlee Hulsizer. Thank you Carlee for sharing your voice with us! Connection: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle Addiction is everywhere. We see it in the news, in movies, even in our own lives…

Xavier’s Story: A story of profound hope

Xavier has been in Recovery for many years, and was kind enough to describe some of his journey with FOR-NY. His story is compelling and powerful. He now mentors other people in Recovery. In his words, “The Recovery process has taught me some very important lessons…There is nothing more powerful than seeing someone be able…

A Farewell and Thank You Letter from Executive Director Stephanie Campbell

After several years of working with Friends of Recovery-New York (FOR-NY), first as Director of Policy and now as Executive Director, I am leaving to pursue a new opportunity that will be announced in the near future. I am so grateful for what we have done, having created an intelligent and powerful statewide recovery community…

August’s Policy Corner

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) delineates four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. • Health: Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms. • Home: A stable and safe place to live. • Purpose: Meaningful daily activities such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking,…

Letter from Stephanie Campbell

Friends, Last week, hundreds of people arrived at the Marriott for the 3rd annual NYS Recovery Conference. This conference is unique, even among those addressing the public health pandemic of addiction. As one attendee who has been in the treatment field for years said, “I’ve never been so excited by a conference. There is such…

YVM-NY at the Recovery Conference: Carlee Hulsizer Blogs About Her Experience

Carlee Hulsizer is a staff member with Youth Voices Matter – New York. Her blog #HearMeRoar is a window into her journey as a Young Adult in Recovery and her experience with the New York State Recovery Community. The following is her blog post about the NYS Recovery Conference: Hey friends, Carlee here. What an…