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Albany recovery center opens for people battling addiction – Times Union

It wasn’t easy for Barry Levine to find a home for the Capital District Recovery Center, a nonprofit he started in 2015 to help people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

When he did find possible sites, he recalled getting quotes for above-market rents or, in the case of one building with multiple tenants, an owner who told him it would be hard to fill future vacancies if “you people are here.”

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Ribbon cutting November 14, 2018 – Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Barry Levine, president
518.369.4852

Ribbon cutting November 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Albany, NY, October 30, 2018 — The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Capital District Recovery Center (CDRC) is scheduled for November 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

This is my way of giving back to the community that has helped change my life. After searching for more than three years for a home for CDRC, I am very excited to see my vision become a reality.

CDRC is a safe and accessible place for people seeking recovery from addictions, hosting 12 step meetings, supports and programs for self-improvement. “As a member of long term recovery who has not had a drink or drug for over 29 years,” says Barry Levine, president, “this is my way of giving back to the community that has helped change my life. After searching for more than three years for a home for CDRC, I am very excited to see my vision become a reality.” More than 2,500 people have already attended meetings, groups and other workshops offered at CDRC.  CDRC was founded in 2015 as a not-for-profit profit 501(c)(3) corporation with an all volunteer board and staff dedicated to help improve the lives of people in recovery. Centrally located and handicap accessible at 45 Colvin Ave., CDRC offers 2,464 square feet of comfortable, furnished meeting rooms of various sizes. CDRC currently hosts 24 weekly recovery meetings, workshops and events with additional applications pending.

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