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CDRC needs you – volunteer

CDRC now hosts 230 recovery meetings a month from 16 different 12 Step Fellowships!

Due to our rapid growth, we need more volunteers. You can only keep what you have by giving it away…

  • Are you good with computer?
    • CDRC needs you!
  • Are you good with Microsoft office?
    • CDRC needs you!
  • Are you good at administration?
    • CDRC needs you!
  • Are you good at making fliers and posters?
    • CDRC needs you!
  • Are you good at social media?
    • CDRC needs you!

Volunteer applications can be found at

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Circle of Community


We are all longing to go home to some place
we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter,
voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength
that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.

by Starhawk

CDRC Speakers Bureau

The Capital District Recovery Center has access to many qualified, carefully vetted, inspirational and informative speakers on a number of issues relating to addiction and recovery. Interested community groups, churches, schools,work places and other groups can avail themselves of these speakers— free of charge—by calling the CDRC and asking to be connected to the Speakers Bureau coordinator, Lawrence Zimmerman. We will attempt to match a qualified speaker with the needs of each particular group.Speakers can be available on a variety of topics such as:

  • Addiction is a disease that is progressive and, if left untreated, can be fatal.
  • Getting sober and staying sober
  • Couples in Recovery
  • Spiritual aspects of recovery
  • Simple steps to help you stay straight and sober
  • Addiction affects not just the addict but also his or her family, workplace and community.
  • How addiction affects brain chemistry.
  • Recognizing and dealing with depression.
  • Important steps in suicide prevention.
  • Seniors in recovery.

If your group has a particular topic you would like to hear about, please contact the Speakers Bureau Coordinator at the CDRC and we will attempt to meet the needs of your group.


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.”

Read more Albany Times Union

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CDRC serves as the first one of its kind recovery center serving the Capital Region of New York State to assist people in maintaining addiction free lifestyles.

Did you know?

We have three new meetings

  • Fresh Air Group of Nicotine Anonymous, Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in Room “E” Excel.
  • Marijuana Anonymous, Saturdays, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Room “S” Serenity
  • One Promise Group of Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Room “B” Believe