Getting Help Now!
It is our hope that within these resources you are able to find help that resonates with your beliefs and values. Doing so can strengthen your motivation and provide the support you need to sustain your recovery journey which is vital in these uncertain times.
Knowledgeable staff and volunteers associated with these resources are ready to address your needs and help you understand the options and choices available to you. Many of these services may be covered by insurance.
The Key is Finding What Works for You!
Studies have indicated that participation in social support can help you be successful in overcoming addiction. In order to make a strong connection with any support group, you must be able to connect with the philosophy and model of recovery that group offers. In other words, it must make sense, feel right, and be a source of motivation. You have a choice! We encourage you to explore these organizations with an open mind and focus your attention on those that align with your beliefs and values.
SMART Recovery – The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug and alcohol abuse, gambling addiction and addiction to other problem substances and activities. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research.
Refuge Recovery – is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. MM promotes early self-recognition of risky drinking behavior, when moderate drinking is a more easily achievable goal.
Addiction and Recovery Education
The journey of healing from addiction does not follow a rigid set of directions or rules. It is unique for every person and is based on the truth that they are the expert of their own life. At Adirondack Recovery Care, we believe that education focusing on the connectedness of the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social and environmental practices in each person's life is a tremendously effective vehicle offering safe transport over the often slippery and rocky road to recovery. We invite you to explore these educational resources presented by some of today's most expert thought leaders on addiction and hope they will inspire conversation, help bring you to clarity, and assist you in reaching your destination.
National Substance Abuse and Recovery Organizations:
National Institute on Drug Abuse. The mission of NIDA is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse. The National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) was established to help reduce the number of deaths and addictions caused by prescription drug abuse, through the implementation of a nationwide awareness campaign, the initiation and support of pertinent legislative action and through partnerships with educational, medical, law enforcement and other appropriate entities.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Comprehensive collection of treatment facilities, programs and resources in the USA. Searchable database for finding local treatment resources.
Faces and Voices of Recovery. Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
Recovery & Advocacy
New York State Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services:
Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. OASAS's mission is to improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Friends of Recovery - New York. Friends of Recovery – New York (FOR-NY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to demonstrate the power and promise of recovery from addictions and its value to individuals, families and communities throughout New York State and the nation. We actively seek to advance public policies and practices that promote and support recovery.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State. The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State is committed to working together to support organizations, groups and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism and substance use disorders in New York State.