Policy Corner – April 2018

Recovery Warriors from throughout New York State made their mark this year on the New York State Budget passed in the final week of March 2018. Thanks to the advocacy of the recovery movement, the voice of recovery was heard and the passed budget demonstrates that legislators were listening. Please see below some of the…

Sneak Preview – 2018 NYS Recovery Conference

What’s new in the Education and Training department at FOR-NY? We are well underway in the planning of our next BIG event! The 2018 NYS Recovery Conference is set for August 19th – 21st at the Wolf Road Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY! The staff at ASAP, Executive Director John Coppola and Director of Events Management,…

Letter From Executive Director – April 2018

Friends, This month, your advocacy efforts made history. On March 30, 2018, New York lawmakers passed the 2018-2019 state budget which included the creation of the Opioid Stewardship Fund. This fund makes the Empire State the first in the nation to hold the pharmaceutical industry financially responsible for addressing some of the fiscal liability of…

Recovery Talk- March 2018

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….

March Letter from Executive Director, Stephanie Campbell

Dear Friends, Over 1,000 people from across New York State arrived in Albany earlier this month to participate in the most successful Stand Up for Recovery Day ever. Recovery advocates came out of the shadows, stood up and were counted on a day in which the halls of the state Capitol reverberated with the sounds…

Voices in Recovery

Meet Jared Croy, CASAC, and a person living in sustained recovery coming up on 10 years this May! Congratulations Jared! Jared is one of the founding members of F.O.R.C.E. (Friends of Recovery Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties) and is currently working as an Outpatient Chemical Dependency Counselor at Champlain Valley Family Center in Clinton County….

Policy Corner- Stand Up for Recovery Day and What’s Next!?

Recovery Warriors from around the state accomplished amazing things in preparing for Stand Up For Recovery Day. We showed up prepared and ready to educate law makers and the public about what our needs are as a recovery community. Thank you for bringing all of your faces and voices to be represented in the Capitol….

FOR-NY Statement on Proposed New Opioid Penalties

FOR-NY is concerned that well-intentioned supporters of the recovery community in the legislature are prioritizing criminal penalties over proven programs for prevention, treatment and recovery for Substance Use Disorder. The proposed new opioid related penalties currently being negotiated in exchange for much needed bail reforms would roll back humane drug reform that has enabled people…

NYS OASAS and NYS DOH Co-Write Letter to Improve Hospital Detox Services

Sue Martin, a fearless recovery warrior involved in advocacy from Saratoga Springs to the most northern part of New York State, started a petition on Change.org which has now received over 4,600 signatures. The petition calls for detox in every hospital. In Fall 2017, Sue wrote to NYS Governor Cuomo requesting a meeting to explain…

Recovery Talk – February 2018

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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