The Facts on Recovery in America
Addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Because substances change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, stopping is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Thankfully addiction is not a life sentence-it is a treatable disease.
- More than 90% of people with addiction began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18. (NIDA)
- 23.5 million Persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem (SAMHSA’s).
- According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 2.1 million hospital Emergency Department visits in 2009 were the result of drug abuse.
- A majority of Americans (80 percent) have positive feelings about prevention and recovery from substance use disorders.
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Is there DRUG ADDICTION in your life?We know just how you feel.
It is so painful to watch a loved one struggle with drug addiction. As parents, spouses, siblings, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, we see first-hand the devastating effects of addiction on a person. What we may not realize is the degree to which the addicted person’s behaviors are affecting us.
THE NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve-step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope with others in the same situation. We’ve been there. We’ve walked in your shoes. We’ve been angry, confused, and terrified. We’ve worried, snooped, and obsessed over our addicted loved one’s behavior. We’ve watched our lives spiral out of control. In Nar-anon, we find others who understand what we’re going through. We share our successes and failures, joys and sorrows, our dreams and realities. In time, with support from this group of friends, we learn a better way to live while continuing to love the addicted person in our life. Take the first step in getting your life back…come to a meeting. You’ll be glad you did.
There are FIVE weekly Nar-anon meetings here in the Capital Region:
MONDAYS AT 7PM
**BALLSTON SPA – New Hope Group
First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Call Cathy at (518) 944-1196 or email: email@example.com
TUESDAYS AT 7PM
**COLONIE – Never Alone Group
Colonie Christian Life Center, 31 Vly Road, Albany, NY 12205
Call Barb at (518) 355-8146 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM (2 meeting places)
**DELMAR – Steps to Serenity Group
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054
Call Darla at (518) 505-5682 or email: email@example.com
**SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Steps to Hope Group
Pine Knolls Alliance Church, 614 Gansevoort Road, South Glens Falls, NY
Call Judy at (518) 796.0694 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAYS AT 7PM
**MECHANICVILLE – Journey of Hope Group
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, NY 12118
Call Julie at (518) 365-1261 or email: email@example.com