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 9 weekly Nar-anon meetings here in the Capital Region:

MONDAYS: 6 PM & 7 PM / (2 Meeting Locations):

*AMSTERDAM, Healing Hope Group, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY  12010. Call Nydia @ (347)410-2314 – 6PM

TUESDAYS: 7 PM (2 Meeting Locations):

*COLONIE, Never Alone Group, The Capital Church, 31 Vly Road, Albany, NY  12205. Call Barb @ (518)355-8146

*SARATOGA SPRINGS, Healing Springs Group, United Methodist Church, 175 5th Avenue, Saratoga, NY  12866. Call Julie @ (518)365-1261 or Judy @ (518)796-0694

WEDNESDAYS: 7PM (3 Meeting Locations):

*SOUTH GLENS FALLS, Steps to Hope Group, Pine Knolls Alliance Church, 614 Gansevoort Road, South Glens Falls, NY  12803.  Call Judy @ (518)796-0694

*CHATHAM, Strength & Recovery Together Group, Christ Our Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 23 Park Row, Chatham, NY  12037. Call Lori @ (518)858-6124


*MECHANICVILLE, Journey of Hope Group, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, NY  12118 Call Julie @ (518)365-1261


*SARATOGA SPRINGS, Families Recover, Healing Springs Recovery Center, 125 High Rock Ave, Saratoga Springs, N.Y 12866 Call Healing Springs @ 518-306-3048

New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the State’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline, 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or texting HOPENY.

Find an OASAS-certified substance use disorder treatment provider by searching the OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard or by visiting the Access Treatment page on the NYS OASAS website.

For information about combating heroin use and prescription opioid drug abuse, visit New York State’s Combat Heroin website.

Information about anti-opioid overdose medication training is available here.

For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing underage drinking and drug use, visit the State’s Talk2Prevent website.