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…

Meghan Hetfield

Peer Engagement Specialist in the Emergency Department

An Interview with Meghan Hetfield, CRPA CARC Back in May of this year Recovery Talk introduced Peer Engagement Specialists and reported that agencies are being creative in the ways in which they use them.  This month we interviewed Meghan Hetfield, a Peer Engagement Specialist currently working in the emergency departments at three different hospitals. CALLED…

Recovery Fitness

MANY PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY: Fitness

On Wednesday morning, September 27th, ROCovery Fitness founders, Yana Khasper and Sean Smith, along with several of their members set out on their bicycles to pedal 260 miles from Rochester to the NYS Recovery Conference in Albany. The group, all of whom are in recovery, made the trip in four days and spoke with several…

Onward Recovery

RCOC SPOTLIGHT: Onward Recovery

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) recently announced the opening of Onward Recovery, a new Recovery Community and Outreach Center (RCOC) in the Hudson Valley. The Center will provide free supports and services for people (ages 18 and older) who are in recovery from a substance use disorder,…

Stephanie Campbell - 2017 Advocacy Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S LETTER – OCTOBER 2017

Friends, More than 500 people converged onto Albany at the beginning of this month for the 2nd Annual NYS Recovery Conference. This unique conference is unlike other that focuses on substance use disorder, for it celebrates the authentic faces and voices of the recovery movement in New York State, and recognizes the value of recovery….

Recovery Talk | September 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….

Recovery Talk | August 2017 Issue

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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