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…

August 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….

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…

Are You Ready for Recovery Month?

September is National Recovery Month. And we are SO excited about it at FOR-NY! There are many ways to celebrate Recovery this September. Below is a link to the September Recovery Month activities published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Find an event near you using this SAMHSA link. FOR-NY has…

Useful Broken Edges: A Conversation with Chris Grosso

Chris Grosso was one of the keynote speakers at the NYS Recovery Conference. Mr. Grosso wears many hats. He is a person in Recovery, an author, speaker, musician, and works with youth/young people in Recovery. During the Recovery Conference, Chris spoke about how learning to love himself has been monumental in his Recovery Journey. He…

Life is a Ceremony: A Conversation with Tony Redhouse

On August 21, the last day of the NYS Recovery Conference, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the conference keynote speakers, Tony Redhouse. Mr. Redhouse is multi-talented, with a lot of knowledge about Recovery. He is also a person in Recovery. He integrates Native American traditions into methods that support others…

July 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….

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