Recovery Ride: 2018

ROCovery Fitness in Partnership with Exercise Express By Jonathan Westfall, ROCovery Fitness How Cool Would That Be?! In 2017, only a few weeks before the NYS Recovery Conference, a great idea was born: “Let’s ride bikes along the canal to the conference and raise awareness for recovery!” The idea had more enthusiasm than practicality, but…

Look Out for these FOR-NY Trainings

Up Coming FOR-NY trainings Science of Addiction and Recovery – Train the Trainer – providing recovery advocates with the knowledge to speak confidently about the science behind Addiction and Recovery. $50 for 6 CRPA/CARC re-certification credits/CASAC/CPP/CPA re-credentialing credits and trainer certificate. Most recent training: June 26th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fishkill, NY To register…

UPDATE: Pre Recovery Conference Activities

Updates on the NYS Recovery Conference: Pre-Conference Activities and Scholarships  There’s a lot going on before the conference even starts! We’ll be kicking off the wellness raffle, we’ll be learning, networking, viewing exhibits from some of our sponsors and dancing! Check out the details below: Pre Conference Recovery Institute On Sunday August 19, 2018 from…

The Policy Corner

Time flies when we advocate like our lives are on the line! And that is indeed what Recovery Warriors have been doing around New York State when the legislature started its 2018 session on January 1st through the end of the legislative session which ended on Wednesday June 21. We prepared diligently and came together…

Letter from the Executive Director – June Recovery Talk

Friends, Every June, cries of “Happy Pride” ring out across the world as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month is celebrated in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. Stonewall was the turning point for the LGBTQ community in the United States, and began the contemporary gay rights movement. The young…

June Recovery Talk

Friends of Recovery – New York is committed to demonstrating the power and promise of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as well as the value that recovery brings to individuals, families and entire communities throughout New York State. We’re delighted to share examples of that value in our monthly e-newsletter, Recovery Talk……

The May Policy Corner

We are so excited this month to release our findings from the 2017 New York State Life in Recovery Survey. The results of this survey are particularly important for two reasons: (1) We were able to model the questions based on Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol. Drugs and Health, released…

Info About Important Legislation impacting Opioid Treatment Programs

FROM THE COALITION OF MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT PROVIDERS AND ADVOCATES Dear Friends and Colleagues, I encourage you to actively support H.R. 5776, the bipartisan Medicare and Opioid Safe Treatment (MOST) Act, and S. 2875, the Comprehensive Opioid Management and Bundled Addiction Treatment Act of 2018 (COMBAT), which fix this gap in coverage and ensure Medicare…

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