In addition to our Recovery Advocacy Day, Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forums, and various trainings and workshops, FOR-NY works to promote the power and promise of recovery through several special events held each year.

Stand Up For Recovery Day March 6, 2018!

Come to Albany and have your voice be heard!

When: March 6, 2018

Where: Empire State Plaza Concourse Convention Hall, Albany, New York.

Over 800 recovery supporters attended last year’s Stand Up For Recovery Day and the results were remarkable!  Please join us again this year in Albany!  On behalf of millions of individuals and families in New York impacted by addiction, we will come together in Albany to educate decision makers and the general public about addiction recovery and we will call for the end of discrimination that blocks access to addiction treatment, housing, employment and community-based recovery supports.

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 Click Here! 2016 Art Festival Winners

Winners of the 13th Annual FOR-NY Recovery Fine Arts Festival

Friends of Recovery – New York Annual Recovery Fine Arts Festival

Started in 2003, the Annual Recovery Fine Arts Festival provides budding artists in all stages of Recovery with an opportunity to express themselves through a variety of artistic mediums. Roughly 100 works are submitted each year and exhibited at the Empire State Plaza throughout September, National Recovery Month.

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s festival! Photos of entries and the awards program will be posted shortly.

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New York State Recovery Conference

Hosted in partnership with the New York State Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) and the New York Certification Board (NYCB), the NYS Recovery Conference & Celebration brings individuals and family members in recovery, clinicians, non-profit organization and government agency leaders, wellness experts and other recovery allies to network and learn about recovery-related programs and topics. For information about the 2017 Conference, click on the link below.

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