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  • Mark Kaplan - Addiction Awareness -interview with Benita Zahn

    Benita Zahn - May 17, 2021 The pandemic has been difficult for many, including those in recovery. In fact, 81,003 people died from drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending last June. That's a 20% increase and the highest number of fatal overdoses ever recorded in the United States in a single year. Read more

  • Helping myself is the best thing I can do to help them

    Dearest Parent, Please notice where your fear takes you. You have me dead already waiting for that call. You see images of me dead. But I'm not there. Even if my physical body has passed or if I'm homeless and can't be reached, break free of your fear and imaginations. Please remember my goodness and my life. I live elsewhere, and always in your heart. Look for me there. Look for me in the good, in the living. Look for me and honor me with your life. I can not do this for you. Please tell me you love me, and what you're willing to tolerate, or not. I eventually hear you say no. And just repeat it or don't answer the phone. This is helping me. When you repeat what's not working for either of us, it just keeps not working. Just be clear with your love and your boundaries. I need this. It helps me with my own fear, and helps you take care of your own. I can not do this for you. I actually want your love. I want you to love me as I am whether I live or die. Trying to fix me is beyond your control and obsessing on this will kill your chance at any peace. It's your fear that makes you do that. And you make me responsible for it. I'm under the influence of drugs. Drugs have their way. You must choose a different way when I can not. I love you and I can not express it right now. Just trust in that love, even though it's silent and difficult to see. Please remove this pressure from me that I have to get fixed and take care of your happiness. I really can not handle it. Please seek your own recovery. I can not do this for you. Live your life so I don't have to feel the shame of taking it from you. I did not take your life from you. I don't have that power. So please don't give it to me, or to drugs for that matter. I don't want that for you either. God gave me a life and a death, same for you. If and when I can choose differently, I will. Will you? Show me the way. If I ever recover, I'll need you to be clear and strong. Healing is possible for me, and for you. You be the one. I can't do this for you either, and please please don't wait for me. God has plans for me, and God has plans for you. Staying in pain is not His plan for you. I know it's not God's plan to have me addicted but God is going to use my life in ways we both can not imagine. Find every way to live and inspire peace and joy in this life. I can not do this for you. I know you love me very much. I love you back. Nothing can destroy that. I will be with you always. God created me as love, and you are too. It is indestructible. Remember this and you will remember me well. And this love can break through your fears. Know I love you even when it doesn't look or sound like that. Know this, but I can't do this for you. Forever, Your Child, and God's.

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  • Home | Capital District Albany NY Recovery Center

    CAPITAL DISTRICT RECOVERY CENTER Providing a safe and supportive space for people seeking recovery from addictions. Our Vision: CDRC envisions a world where people engage in recovery, improve their lives and become productive members in their communities. Dear Friends, "Thank You" isn’t enough! Your continued participation and contributions to the Capital District Recovery Center and the recent "Never Walk Alone" event got us pumped and brought joy to our hearts, so to yours "be encouraged and be blessed!" We at CDRC appreciate all the support for our first annual "Never Walk Alone" event. Join us in the walk to bring a fresh awareness with removing the stigmas from everyone that has/ is suffering from substance abuse and related disorders in our community. CDRC is committed to support you and others as we build bridges and partnerships from our local communities as we "Never Walk Alone" again. Join us to achieve having recovery group accessibility 24/7! Recovery groups are returning to CDRC including Hybrid meetings available to support others along with a pending opening of a clubhouse room. Give back! Become an "Ambassador, Volunteer or Donate " Email us with your need or ideas and feel free to call me directly @ 518-429-5034. With gratitude, Jihad El-Amin, B.O.D. President 518-487-4617 info@capitaldistrictrecoverycenter.org CALENDAR OF MEETINGS See Meetings Calendar Help us help others Volunteer Capital District Recovery Center A community of recovery meetings, workshops, and programs for individuals and families seeking freedom from addiction. CDRC serves as the first of its kind recovery meeting center serving the Capital Region of New York State to assist people in maintaining addiction free lifestyles. Learn More SUPPORT US Help Us Help Others Capital District Recovery Center relies heavily on the generosity of others who give their time or contribute financially. Your donation will be used to help someone at our center - maybe even someone you know - get over an addiction. Get in touch with us to find out about all the ways you can contribute and support our cause. Contribute Now Featured Posts Never Walk Alone - May 2021 awareness walk photos Mark Kaplan - Addiction Awareness -interview with Benita Zahn Helping myself is the best thing I can do to help them Contact Us 45 Colvin Ave (2nd Floor) Albany, NY 12206 info@capitaldistrictrecoverycenter.org (518) 487-4617 Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Calendar | Capital District Recovery Center

    Meeting Calendar As CDRC re-opens, calendar may reflect tentative dates. Read information about re-opening Download / Print

  • Contact | Capital District Recovery Center

    Contact Us 45 Colvin Ave (2nd Floor) Albany, NY 12206 info@capitaldistrictrecoverycenter.org (518) 487-4617 See Directions Submit Thanks for submitting!

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