Recovery Needs Survey Results – Pathways of Recovery

In 2016, FOR-NY created a state-wide survey that was distributed to individuals and families living in recovery from addiction, families who lost a loved one to addiction, and people who have otherwise been impacted by addiction. Almost 1700 people across New York participated in FOR-NY’s first recovery needs assessment. Over the last few months, we…

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Policy Corner – Recovery Housing

RECOVERY HOUSING – A CRITICAL RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICE NEEDED IN NEW YORK STATE Food, shelter and clothing are the three basic necessities for all human beings. For those individuals healing from active substance use, the lack of stable alcohol and drug-free living environments can make it difficult for them to build and sustain their recovery….

Stephanie Campbell - 2017 Advocacy Day

A Letter from Stephanie M. Campbell

Friends, We recently learned that $42 million in additional funding was added to State budget and earmarked for OASAS on April 9th. That is a step forward for people who will access prevention, treatment and recovery services. The additional funding adds $30 million for heroin and opioid addiction services and $10 million for capital projects,…

Survey Results: Recovery Support Service Needs

In 2016, FOR-NY created a state-wide survey that was distributed to individuals and families living in recovery from addiction, families who lost a loved one to addiction, and people who have otherwise been impacted by addition. Almost 1700 people across New York participated in FOR-NY’s first recovery needs assessment. Over the last few months, we…

Policy Corner: Recovery High Schools

There are an estimated 1.3 million young people between the ages of 12-17 who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Of that number, nearly 12 percent are admitted to rehabilitation facilities, and of those, about half return to active substance use within a year. But,  what if there was a place where young people could go that…

Common Barriers to Treatment

In 2016, FOR-NY surveyed individuals and families living in recovery from addiction, families who lost a loved one to addiction, and people who had otherwise been impacted by addition. Almost 1700 people across New York participated in FOR-NY’s first “recovery needs” assessment. Question 27 addressed common barriers to treatment. Here’s what we learned… Q27: What…