Recovery Talk | Holiday Edition 2017

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….

RCOC Spotlight: New Voices Recovery Community & Outreach Center

In October, OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez announced the grand opening of Voices, a new Recovery Community Outreach Center located in Binghamton (Broome County). OASAS gave the center, operated by Fairview Recovery Services, a $1.75 million grant over five years. The center provides free support and services for people who are in recovery from a substance…

TC Commons Clubhouse Opens in Chemung County

OASAS announced the grand opening of the TC Commons Youth Clubhouse in Elmira (Chemung County) on October 25th. The new clubhouse, which is operated by Trinity of Chemung County provides a place for young people in recovery or at risk for addiction to develop social skills that promote long-term health, wellness, and a drug-free lifestyle….

Policy Corner

Friends of Recovery – New York has recently developed two exciting new trainings to help build recovery capital and spread the message of hope in recovery. The trainings are “Building your Recovery Community Organization from the Ground Up” and “The 45 Second Elevator Pitch.” 1. Building your Recovery Community Organization from the Ground Up! “Building…

Stephanie Campbell - 2017 Advocacy Day

A Holiday Message from FOR-NY Executive Director, Stephanie Campbell

  Dear Friends, As I experience this Holiday Season I take time to reflect on the past year. For those of us who have experienced the power of recovery from addiction, we feel gratitude and joy. For family members with loved ones still struggling with addiction, it can be a time of stress, sprinkled with…

Thank you for Joining us for our “Meet and Greet” Event!

Thank you for Joining us for our “Meet and Greet” Event! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for attending our recent Friends of Recovery – New York Meet & Greet – our first in NYC.  The event was an incredible success. It was great to have the opportunity to meet so…

Recovery Talk | October 2017

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….

Work Begins on the New Youth & Young Adult Recovery Network

On Friday, October 13, the new Youth Peer Recovery Program staff arrived at FOR-NY’s Albany office to begin working on this critically important and exciting initiative. (Read more about this initiative here.) The team includes: Zachary Cohn, Youth Peer Recovery Program Director Zachary is a person in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. An active…

Ashley Livingston

STORIES OF RECOVERY: Ashley Livingston

My name is Ashley Livingston and I am a young person in sustained recovery. What that means for me is I have not used mood or mind altering substances for 4 years. I no longer just exist, as I did in active addiction. I have a wonderful life today that I’m able to be fully…

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