The mission of Friends of Recovery Dutchess is to build connections between individuals, families, and community resources in support of recovery from addiction, and to demonstrate that recovery is possible for everyone.

They envision a world in which recovery from addiction of any kind is a common and celebrated reality… a world in which the entire spectrum of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery support services are available and accessible to all.

Friends of Recovery Dutchess is a local chapter of Friends of Recovery – NY. They are a group of community members with a common goal: to ensure that recovery is possible for all who seek it. FOR Dutchess is open to individuals in long-term recovery, families and friends impacted by addiction, and allies to recovery. They represent all sectors of the community and support multiple pathways to recovery. Together, they aim to actively organize and mobilize the recovery community to speak effectively as one voice.

FOR Dutchess believes that…

  • Recovery is possible for everyone
  • Everyone achieves recovery in their own way
  • Adequate resources and support are necessary for sustained recovery
  • Recovery is about reclaiming a meaningful life and role in society

FOR Dutchess stands for…

  • Addressing substance use disorder as a public health issue
  • Responding to illicit drug use as a health issue rather than a crime
  • Eliminating barriers to getting help
  • Develop non-punitive, non-judgmental recovery service models
  • Create a system that engages and supports people to reclaim a meaningful life
  • Including recovering individuals and their families in the development, planning, and evaluation of FOR Dutchess
  • Community-driven action

Join their monthly meeting!

FOR Dutchess meets on Zoom on the 3rd Monday of every month

Their meeting schedule alternates between 12 pm (noon) and 6:30 pm each month. Use the button below to send them a message with your name and your best contact phone/email to be added to their group list. You can also view the rest of the meeting days/times for 2021 by clicking the button for the meeting schedule.



PHONE: (845) 418-5128


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