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    • Book: Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand

      Read more A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food, and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery. "This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud.... My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse." (Russell Brand) With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his 14 years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not "why are you addicted?" but "what pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running - into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person's arms?" Russell has been in all the 12-step fellowships going, he's started his own men's group, he's a therapy regular and a practiced yogi - and while he's worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous best sellers, he's never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

    • Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel

      A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Read more about/get the book at GoodReads Judith Grisel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she limns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. With more than one in five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behavior as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a “cure” for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its color, candor, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives and offers crucial new insight into how we can solve the epidemic of abuse.

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    • reopen | CDRC

      Reopening CDRC has met all the state requirements to open for meetings. We are reaching out to group leaders to help them form a reopening plan for the group. When a group submits a reopening plan for their individual meetings, they will be put on the meeting lists and the meeting can re-open. ​ CDRC Safety Plan Document Health and Safety on reopening Mark Kaplan - CDRC, Meeting Coordinator We are ready to open. We have made the health and safety our top priority for all those who utilize our space. WHAT THE CDRC IS DOING TO PRIORITIZE HEALTH AND SAFETY ​ : All meeting groups will be required to complete the prior to beginning meetings again. The CDRC will request a copy of this document prior to each groups return. Each group must also have this onsite at every meeting. SAFETY PLAN NY Forward Safety Plan : A designee from each group will need to be trained/review and confirm receipt of proper disinfecting protocols. Groups will be asked to wipe down chairs and shared surfaces with EPA approved disinfectant provided by the CDRC upon leaving the room and will be required to properly dispose of waste and placie it in the dumpster in the back of the parking lot. CDRC will provide hand soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant onsite for all visitors to use and will complete a thorough cleaning of the entire building at the close of each day. DISINFECTING : All meeting groups will be limited to a maximum of 17 people or less. Our largest meeting room will hold 17 with social distancing. Proper social distancing of 6ft between individuals will be required in the meeting rooms. Floor markers will be used to identify where each chair should be located. Tables and additional chairs will not be permitted in the room. Only one person will be permitted in the bathroom at a time. Upon completion of a meeting, individuals will be asked to promptly leave the facility. Proper social distancing practices must be followed in the parking lot. SOCIAL DISTANCING : An acceptable face covering will be required at all times, in all areas of the building and parking lot. CDRC will provide disposable face masks for those who forget to bring their own. MASKS : Outside food and beverages will not be allowed in the building, nor will any on-site food or beverages be provided. The kitchen will remain closed until further guidance from NYS. FOOD : CDC and DOH approved COVID-19 signage will be posted throughout the building along with CDRC specific building, meeting space and parking lot guidance. SIGNS : Each individual that enters the building will be screened using a short questionnaire and a temperature check – and anyone who has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to enter the building. SCREENING : Immediately notify building management and the county health department upon learning that any individual that entered the building has come down with COVID related symptoms, has tested positive for COVID or has been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID NOTIFICATION HELPFUL RESOURCES TO HELP MEMBERS PLAN Some additional information that might be helpful as you plan your return to live meetings can be found on the HMB Area 49 website : . This report has suggestions across a vast number of considerations for group meetings and not all will apply to each group, so take what you like and leave the rest.​ Your groups interest in returning on the same days/times? When you would like to return to live meetings? Would your group would like to remain virtual for a longer period of time, but continue paying rent to hold your spot? Would you like us to look into additional rooms for you to use during or on the same day/time at the same rental amount being paid for your current space? This information will help us appropriately plan and accommodate each of you. We know that this has not been an easy time for you and your fellowships, and that there is an eagerness to begin meeting in person again. We want your thoughts on your return and to discuss with you options that will make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your groups. WHAT CDRC NEEDS FROM GROUPS/MEMBERS BEFORE THEIR RETURN ​

    • Home | Capital District Albany NY Recovery Center

      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 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. CALENDAR OF MEETINGS See Meetings Calendar Help us help others Volunteer 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 “Courage is knowing what not to fear” Plato Contact Us 45 Colvin Ave (2nd Floor) Albany, NY 12206 (518) 487-4617 Submit Thanks for submitting!

    • Calendar | Capital District Recovery Center

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

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