The issues identified through personal stories shared at FOR-NY’s Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forums help to inform our recommendations to policy makers.

Community Listening Forums on Addiction & Recovery

Browse these snapshots of the various Forums we’ve held throughout the state to date. To access a full summary of the event, click on the links to “READ MORE.”

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Recovery Talks

SARATOGA

On April 30, 2015, more than 75 people gathered in the Saratoga Public Library for the first FOR-NY Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forum of 2015. The event was co-sponsored by The Prevention Council of Saratoga County and Recovery Advocacy In Saratoga (RAIS). RAIS Chairperson, Brian Farr, a person in long-term recovery, served as moderator.
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Recovery Talks

CAPITAL DISTRICT

On September 28, 2015, FOR-NY partnered with the Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction and Community Response to co-host the second in our series of Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forums. Almost 100 people participated in the event, which was held at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.
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Recovery Talks

MASSAPEQUA

More than 40 residents came together at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa (Nassau County ) on November 2, 2015 to participate in the FOR-NY Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forum. The event  was co-sponsored by the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA) and the Drug-Free Partnership of Long Island.
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Recovery Talks

NORTH COUNTRY

The Northern Tier Providers Coalition co-sponsored the FOR-NY Recovery Talks Community Listening Forum on November 3, 2015 in beautiful Lake Placid.  Fifty participants attended the forum which featured thirteen speakers representing the prevention, treatment and recovery communities.
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Recovery Talks

NEW YORK CITY

On December 3, 2015, a FOR-NY Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forum was held at The New York University Silver School of Social Work in Manhattan. 40 people attended the forum co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Community Recovery Center (BCRC), the New York Recovery Community Coalition (NYRCC), and the Alumni Association of New York.
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Recovery Talks

NORTHPORT

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA) and the Northport – East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force co-hosted a FOR-NY Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forum at the Northport Public Library in Suffolk County. More than 40 attendees identified and addressed issues surrounding addiction and recovery that have impacted their community.
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Recovery Talks

UTICA

The Center for Family Life and Recovery (CFLR) and The Prevention Network co-sponsored the December 15, 2015 FOR-NY Recovery Talks Community Listening Forum.  Almost 40 people attended the event, which was moderated by CFLR Services Director, Judy Reilly.
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Recovery Talks

ROCHESTER

On Wednesday, December 16, 2015 FOR-NY partnered with The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency – Rochester Area (NCADD-RA) and the Family Recovery Network for the FOR-NY Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forum. More than 45 people attended the event which was held at NCADD-RA.
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Brooklyn Recovery Talk

BROOKLYN

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, The Brooklyn Community Recovery Center, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, The New York Recovery Community Coalition, The Brooklyn Recovery Group, and the Alumni Association of New York co-sponsored the 9th FOR-NY Recovery Talks Community Listening Forum.  Over 70 community members identified and addressed issues surrounding addiction and recovery that have impacted their community.
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Rockland Recovery Talk

ROCKLAND

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, The Rockland Council for Addiction and Drug Dependency (RCADD) and Friends of Recovery – Rockland co-sponsored the 10th FOR-NY Recovery Talks Community Listening Forum at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY. Over 100 people attended the event, which featured 16 individuals, family members and allies to the recovery community who addressed the listen panel.
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Recovery talks

SYRACUSE

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, The Prevention Network, the Center for Family Life and Recovery; and the Central Region Prevention Resource Center co-sponsored the 11th FOR-NY Recovery Talks Community Listening Forum. Over 50 people attended the event that kicked off with Jordan Eubanks as the Lead Speaker. READ MORE