Recovery Talk - August 2017 

A Letter from Stephanie Campbell


August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Members of our community from across New York State will be attending overdose awareness events. These events are powerful ways in which we stand together and remember those who have been lost to this epidemic, and raise awareness of overdose through spreading the message that recovery is possible and the tragedy of overdose is preventable.


Policy Corner: Life in Recovery Survey

FOR-NY today announces the release of its second survey. This new survey is critically important to building momentum for the recovery movement in New York State and the data we collect will allow us to better understand what recovery resources are needed for New Yorkers.  As we know, the multiple pathways to recovery require ongoing support through individuals, families and communities.  This survey will help us make recommendations to decision makers that go beyond the anecdotal, of what resources are available in our communities and what needs more attention.


New York State Recovery Conference

This year’s NYS Recovery Conference – Recovery across a Lifetime - is fast approaching and we’ve got an outstanding program planned! Whether you're an individual in recovery, a family member, clinician, peer professional or ally, this conference is for you! If you haven't yet registered, don't delay!

The day and a half event will include inspiring speakers, twenty five professional workshops across five time slots, live music, performance art, screening of the documentary “Erasing the Stigma,” networking events, exhibits, and more. Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the brand new, beautiful Albany Capital Center on October 1st & 2nd!



FOR-NY Director of Policy, Allison Weingarten

FOR-NY Welcomes New Director of Policy

FOR-NY is delighted to announce that Allison Weingarten has joined the team as our new Director of Policy.



Tammy Butler Fluitt

Introducing Tammy Butler-Fluitt

FOR-NY is delighted to announce that Tammy Butler-Fluitt has joined the organization and will be working to build recovery capital and provide technical support to RCOs in the Western, Central and Finger Lake regions!


Progress Not Perfection

Stories of Recovery

This month's Recovery Story comes from Liz; a young woman in Albany, New York who celebrated her first full year of sobriety this month.



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RCO Spotlight

Meet one of New York State's newest Recovery Community Organizations, Friends of Recovery - Putnam! Less than 6 months following its inception, FOR-Putnam is up and running! Learn more about this new RCO, events they've held in the community to date and others they've got planned in the coming weeks. 


Recovery Community & Outreach Centers (RCOCs)

In this month's issue of Recovery Talk, we introduce the Next Step Resource & Recovery Center of Staten Island. Open since May, this RCOC is located right outside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and providing critically important services to Staten Islanders. 


Sarah Manchester

Peer Professionals: CRPA-P

Did you know that Recovery Peer Advocates can be certified “provisionally” and begin working to obtain the 500 hours of experience they need? They can! Meet Sarah Manchester!


Women For Sobriety

Pathways of Recovery: Women For Sobriety

FOR-NY recognizes that there are many pathways to (and of) recovery. In this month's issue of Recovery Talk, we highlight Women For Sobriety.


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Family to Family Recovery Resource Guide in the Community

As Recovery Talk readers know, the Family to Family Recovery Resource Guide was introduced throughout the state in July. Based on feedback provided by family members from throughout the state who have “been there,” this comprehensive, user-friendly guide has been well-received by a variety of agencies, organizations and individuals throughout the state. In addition to more than 200 downloads of the guide to date, it has been posted to more than a dozen websites throughout the state and shared widely on social media. If you haven't yet downloaded a copy, we encourage you to do so and to let your communities know of its availability. If you have downloaded the guide already,  please take a few minutes to complete this brief online (and anonymous) evaluation

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