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About Us

Capital District Recovery Center (CDRC) provides a safe, affordable, substance free meeting space for 12 step and other recovery oriented groups, individuals and their families whose lives have been adversely affected by addiction. 


CDRC) was founded in 2015 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with an all volunteer board and staff dedicated to helping improve the lives of people in recovery.


CDRC rents meeting space to Twelve-step programs (i.e. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Overeaters Anonymous, etc.). We have no affiliation with any of these organizations other than to provide a safe place to meet. CDRC offers space for a diversity of affiliated programs oriented toward personal development, mindfulness, spiritual growth and recovery from addiction. CDRC is open to all individuals regardless of age, race, spiritual/religious affiliation, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. CDRC was formed and is managed by a group of volunteers who care deeply about the recovery community. An elected Board of Directors oversees the organization and makes independent decisions about finances, fundraising, administration, and other matters.

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Our Mission & Vision

CDRC envisions a world where people engage in recovery, improve their lives and become productive members in their community.


The mission of the Capital District Recovery Center (CDRC) is to provide a safe and supportive space for people seeking recovery from addictions by offering a one-stop location for 12 Step recovery meetings, recovery supports, and programs for self-improvement, and spiritual growth.


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Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Jihad El-Amin,  Executive Director

Deborah Eley, President 

Mark Kaplan, Vice President

Tom O’Toole, Treasurer
Chuck Monson, Director

Scott Levine, Director

 Katrina Fox, Director

Barry Levine, Founder and President emeritus

William Tuthill, Director emeritus

Jud Eson, Director emeritus

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