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    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

  • Directions | Capital District Recovery Center

    Directions 45 Colvin Ave, Albany, NY Between Central and Lincoln Use side entrance, up the stairs

  • FAQ | Capital District Recovery Center

    FAQs What Would You Like to Know? How can you help? CDRC is a 100% volunteer organization. We depend on your donation of time and money. Call 518.487.4617 ​ Can anyone attend a meeting? Meetings are classified as open or closed. Anyone may attend an open meeting. A closed meeting is open only to members of the fellowship, or, in the case of newcomers to A.A. or N.A., anyone who wants to stop drinking or using other drugs. Those who are not members or potential members of the fellowship but would like to attend an A.A. or N.A. meeting can ask the meeting coordinator for direction to an appropriate open meeting. ​ Are rooms air-conditioned? Yes ​ Where is the CDRC? 45 Colvin Ave, Albany, NY – between Central Ave and Lincoln Ave ( ) Use the side entrance, we are on the second floor. directions ​ Why book a room at the CDRC? CDRC provides a safe, air-conditioned, and accessible space for people seeking recovery from addictions. CDRC offers a one-stop location for Twelve-step recovery meetings and programs, including recovery-oriented social activities, community education, and wellness offerings. 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.

  • Our Services | Capital District Recovery Center

    Volunteer Due to our rapid growth, we need more volunteers. You can only keep what you have by giving it away… Are you good with computer? CDRC needs you! Are you good with Microsoft office? CDRC needs you! ​ ​ Are you good at administration? CDRC needs you! Are you good at making fliers and posters? CDRC needs you! Are you good at social media? CDRC needs you! Take look at Volunteer applications Or Email us at:

  • Contact | Capital District Recovery Center

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

  • Forms | Capital District Recovery Center

    Forms Print and mail in the following forms to 45 Colvin Ave (2nd Floor) Albany, NY 12206. Meeting Space Application Download Application Meeting Space Guidelines & Agreements Download Volunteer Application & Registration Download Application

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  • About Us | Capital District Recovery Center

    About Us Capital District Recovery Center (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 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 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. 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. Contact Us Board of Directors & Advisory Board Mark Kaplan, Interim President Jihad El-Amin, Vice President Tom O’Toole, Treasurer William Tuthill, Secretary Margaret Reinold, Director of Development Nicole Leblond, Director Chuck Monson, Director Davetta Thacher, Director Scott Levine, Director Rodney Smiith, Director ​ Barry Levine, Founder and President emeritus Org Chart


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