Volume 5,| September, 2018

  • Once again we celebrate yet another Recovery Grant Recipient. #11, TIM, is already on his way to his new life. Congratulations, Tim, and blessings on your journey.

  • Perhaps this is an appropriate time to update our sense of things with all our recipients:
  • Justin- Just received 2 year sobriety chip from AA, working as bench apprentice at Jared’s Jewellers.
  • Brittany- Moved back to Syracuse, lost touch with her.
  • Mikey- Almost 9 months sober, starting to work as tech at BRC where he underwent treatment.
  • Tommy- Living in Austin, job hunting, considering a career in addiction counseling.
  • Robin- Completed treatment at Nova, now in sober living and job hunting.
  • Michael- Entering sober living in September.
  • Joey- Entering sober living in September.;
  • Erik- Completed complicated detox, now in treatment at BRC.
  • Rhiannon- In treatment at Nova Recovery.
  • Mark- In treatment at Spearhead lodge (BRC).
  • Tim- In treatment at Spearhead Lodge (BRC.).

  • The first meeting of the Board will take place at the Endy's on September 13th. A report of this meeting will be forthcoming in the October newsletter.

  • Next Volunteer Meeting:
  • Date and Time: September 18th, 7-8 p.m.
  • Place: Lynch Hall in basement of St. Anne’s church, 104 Academy Street, Manlius.
  • For questions email Darlene.

  • Don't forget the Meditation Group! (Open to the Public)
  • Introduction to Meditation for beginners. We meet at Jamesville Community Library 7-8 pm Monday nights.

  • And, of course, our T-SHIRTS!
  • If you would like to order one (several?) please contact Darlene at endydarlene@gmail.com.
  • September is National Recovery Month: It is important to honor all the people who have done the work to get and stay sober (and, of course, all those who worked with them). It takes a lot of courage to face our faults and change the way we live. (SEE BELOW.)


Butterfly Garden of Hope, Onondaga Lake Park,
Sunday, September 16th
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we recognize National Recovery Month with a celebration of those in recovery in the CNY area. Guest speakers, Darlene Endy of Road2RecoveryCNY and Kevin Donovan of ACR Health, will speak briefly, followed by a butterfly release as a symbol of hope. A light lunch provided 
by Dinosaur BBQ. Everyone welcome! 
For more information, call 315 692 4391.
Loren Barrigar and The Cadleys in October!
Join us for a musical feast from these seasoned performers. Their music ranges from new acoustic to bluegrass and country. All proceeds go directly to pay for long-term treatment for someone from CNY.

Venue: May Memorial Unitarian Universalist church
Address: 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse
Date: October 13th
Time: 7:30-10:00

(The committee working on this concert is hopeful for volunteer support at the event.)

November 10th, 2018
Spark Contemporary Art Center
1001 East Fayette Street
Syracuse, New York

When you purchase an original piece of art by a local artist you help us raise funds to get CNYers into long-term treatment for opioid addiction.

All pieces will be 10" x 10" and sell for $50 each. Pick up several to decorate your home or give as gifts.

Live music provided by Jacque Marsh. Appetizers and cash bar available.
  • Second Addiction Video Resource

The second in the series produced by the Addiction Policy Forum. These animated shorts address various themes in addiction and addiction treatment. We would encourage folks to take a look and let us know what you think. To visit the website please click here.
  • Beth Macy’s Dopesick describes the opioid epidemic that is killing thousands every year. This read is presently available.

  • The Addiction Policy Forum presents a truly worthwhile source of information with online accessibility. Check it out at https://www.addictionpolicy.org. In particular persons interested might follow-up at:


  • An interesting reading from the NYTimes on ER opioid treatment: here.
At the August Volunteer meeting, Darlene shared a list of 16 things that all volunteers can do to help Road2RecoveryCNY. She shared that we currently have 7 people in treatment in Austin.The Heart4Art committee and the concert committee provided a brief update on their activities and requested that people sign up to work at the events. Documents and videos stemming from this meeting are available. Should anyone have any interest in seeing these documents or the affairs they address please contact Darlene at endydarlene@gmail.com.

  • Please note the particulars of our next Volunteer Meeting:

  • Date: September 18th, 2018
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Lynch Hall in basement of St. Anne’s church, 104 Academy Street, Manlius.

  • As always, persons are encouraged to spread the word and invite others into the midst of our volunteer group! This is a clear case of "more's better"!

  • Our thanks to Karen Ayoub for joining our R2R volunteer group. Karen is an accountant and will be helping with our books. She is sorely needed and greatly appreciated.

  • Our thanks, also to Caitlyn Deshane. Caitlyn has volunteered to read and videotape our "Letters from Rehab" series. (Of course we are all encouraged to listen to these on our R2R facebook page: and doing the usual "liking", commenting and sharing of these with our friends!)

  • Creative fundraising idea #1;

Mary Comerford gave a generous gift to Road2RecoveryCNY in lieu of buying wedding favors for her daughter’s wedding in July.

She dedicated the gift to her son, Travis, who passed away earlier.

We remain grateful to the Comerfords for their generosity and the loving creativity with which they chose to celebrate Travis' life.

New GoFundMe campaign

Now it's even easier to donate to help save lives. Just click on the Go Fund Me words below. Be sure to share the link with all your friends and contacts! Our goal is to raise $25,000, enough to pay for 90 days of treatment, 90 days of sober living, and 90 days of sober coaching, plus airfare, prescriptions, etc. for one person. That's six months of care, after which recipients are working and self-supporting. We've raised $400 so far!!

Donate Your Bottles & Cans
Don't forger! Drop off your bags of deposit bottles/cans (with Road2RecoveryCNY written on the side) at:

F-M Returnables at 202 West Seneca Street in Manlius.
Central City Bottle Redemption, 224 Chapel Drive, Syracuse (Fairmount), NY 13219

Every dollar helps us send people to lifesaving treatment!
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