Virtual event

Virtual event to share dependency recovery resource information

UTICA – The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. will launch a virtual event for individuals, family members, community members and professionals in the field of recovery from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

Three of the developers, Lureen McNeil, Kristopher Moses and Ambi Daniel, Family Support Navigator at the Center for Family Life & Recovery, will lead a guided tour of the resources available at and how to best use the site as an active resource to support individuals on their journey to recovery.

The 30 in 30 focuses on several recovery paths, video journal entries on many challenges and successes,
written resources that families can use and information from some of the most influential experts in the field.

The 30 by 30 campaign is a statewide effort.

Addiction remains a serious threat to public health and well-being, according to officials at the Center for Family Life and Recovery.

Overdose deaths exceeded 100,000 in the 12 months to April 2021, a 28% increase from the previous year.

Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for 95,000 deaths each year or 261 deaths per day, according to the CFLR announcement.

Additionally, addiction and recovery researchers estimate that only 11% of people who needed treatment in 2018 sought and received treatment.

The announcement added that it’s important for people affected by addiction to understand the theory of change, which researchers and addiction and recovery experts say is one way to understand use disorder. of substances.

The theory says that people change through predictable stages which include: precontemplation, contemplation, decision, action and maintenance.

Especially for individuals in precontemplation or contemplation where it is important to inform, inspire and motivate individuals.

The Commission/Institute project raises 30 voices of people in recovery every 30 days to help initiate recovery in these people in the pre-contemplative and contemplative
phases by providing hope, information, resources and support from real people who have all experienced recovery in their own way.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery supports people struggling with addiction, mental health and behavioral issues by inspiring hope, providing help, promoting wellness and transforming lives.

It aims to provide high quality caring, compassionate and empathetic services; be collaborative, open-minded and accept change; encourage growth, learning and solidarity; create an understanding and welcoming environment with responsibility and team spirit; and passionate, determined and humble, according to the agency’s mission statement.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery has locations at: 502 Court St #401 in Utica; 205 N. Washington St. in Herkimer; and at 510, boul. Erie. West in Rome as well as an office in Syracuse. Additional agency information is available online at: