Support Groups

Free & Local
 Columbia County Groups
Greene County Groups

Columbia-County Pathways to Recovery 

For parents, caregivers, family members, and loved ones of children and young adults struggling with substance misuse. Led by social worker and mother of child now in recovery.
When: Every Wednesday starting April 3rd- May 8th, 2024 from 6pm-8pm
Where: 1 Taconic Place, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037
Who: Lynn Rothenberg, social worker and mother of child in recovery
Contact: 518-410-1192 or register via: Registration Link

Mountaintop Cares Coalition 

Peer led support group for family members, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with addiction. Connect with others facing similar circumstances. 
When: Every Wednesday at 5:30pm
Where: Zoom
Contact: Email for Zoom Link. Prefer in-person? Call 518.560.4278

Columbia-County Pathways To Recovery

For anyone who cares about someone struggling with substance use. This support group is based on the Invitation to Change Approach, a holistic helping framework based in science and kindness. 
When: Every Thursday starting April 11th-July 25, 2024 from 6-7:30pm
Where: 1 Taconic Place, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037
Who: Jaime Cooper

MHA Youth Clubhouses- Hudson

For anyone who cares about someone struggling with substance use. This support group is based on the Invitation to Change Approach, a holistic helping framework based in science and kindness. 
When: Every Tuesday starting April 9th-July 23, 2024 from 6-7:30pm
Where: 1 Taconic Place, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037
Who: Jaime Cooper

Grief Support Group

For anyone who has lost a loved one to drugs or any other reason.
When: 1st Sunday & 3rd Monday of the month at 12pm.
Where: Leeds Firehouse, Route 23B, Leeds.
Who: Email Jeanette to register for for questions

Recovery Centers

  • Columbia County Pathways to Recovery – CCPR is an RCO (Recovery Community Organization) and is made up of individuals who are in recovery from addiction, families and friends impacted by addiction, families who have lost a loved one to addiction, and friends and allies in the larger Columbia County community. CCPR offers drop in hours, AA for women and men, exercise classes, coffee hour and more! CCPR is also looking to expand it’s services to include al-anon. For more information call (518) 966-2775.To reach the Recovery Helpline  (7 days a week from from 9am-9pm): call 877-467-3365
  • Apogee Center in Hudson and Water Street Studio in Catskill are our local recovery centers.

Youth Clubhouses

The Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. operates two youth clubhouses–one in Columbia County (Hudson) and one in Greene (Catskill). The clubhouses provide safe, supportive, substance-free environments for youth ages 12- 21 who are in recovery or are at risk of developing a substance use disorder. Both locations have drop in hours, check them out below!



Recovery Organizations

Participation in a peer-led organization, such as Young People in Recovery (YPR) or Friends of Recovery-New York (FOR-NY), can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s recovery. Leaders and members are in recovery themselves and are familiar with the challenges unique to substance use disorder.

  • Hudson Valley Young People in AA – HVYPAA is a service committee of young people in AA. HVYPAA hosts events to teach people to have fun in sobriety. HVYPAA’s mission is to spread the message of hope, recovery, and unity to alcoholics throughout the region. HVYPAA’s members learn and grow in their recovery through their involvement in service.
  • Friends of Recovery – NY (FOR- NY) – A peer-led recovery group of NYS residents who are in long-term recovery from addiction, as well as their families, friends and allies. FOR-NY actively seeks to advance public policies and practices that promote and support recovery. support groups can be found here
  • Mountain Top Cares Coalition -MTCC is an RCO (Recovery Community Organization) serving people with substance use disorders and issues of addiction in the mountain top communities of Greene County New York. Our mission is to promote recovery and empower those we serve and their families through advocacy, referrals, education, and peer support.

NAMI Family Support Group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides a broad support group for family members of anyone who has experienced the symptoms of a mental health condition. Membership is free, and the weekly group is designed for adults family members.

NAMI- Columbia County

NAMI- Greene County

  • Twin County Recovery Services Prevention Programs- TCRS Offers alcohol and substance abuse prevention education, as well addiction education. Prevention educators work in Columbia and Greene County schools and community settings to provide evidence based education to children in grades K-12 on the dangers of harmful situations and using substances. Lessons are tailored to the age of the child and topics include but are not limited to; alcohol and drug abuse prevention, violence prevention, positive character self-esteem building, refusal skills, personal safety, and healthy communication and problem solving.

Online Services

OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard: Allows you to search for State Certified Treatment Programs.

OASAS Provider Directory Search: An online database of all Certified Providers, searchable by Region, County, Zip Code and Program Type.

State Operated (Inpatient) Addiction Treatment Centers (ATC’s): A list that includes Admission Criteria and a full list of 12 ATC’s, including their address, a list/link to catchment area map and contact info.

OASAS Regional Field Office Staff: A directory of 11 OASAS Field Staff Offices, including contact information and address, to direct you to local treatment options.

Additional Helplines

NYS OASAS HOPELINE: 877-8HOPE-NY | (877)-846-7369: A helpline offering help and hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling. All calls are toll-free, anonymous and confidential.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA is a free and confidential helpline that offers support 24/7, 365 days a year. Those with an addiction (or their friends and family) can receive treatment referrals and information regarding addiction and recovery services, even for those with no health insurance. To find local services in your area, visit this link.

Additional Supports

  • Addictions Care Center of Albany: The Addictions Care Center of Albany (ACCA) offers traditional rehabilitation and recovery services for those with an addiction, as well as support to family and friends. The ACCA helps friends and family of those with an addiction navigate  addiction prevention and treatment, as well as peer or family coaching services to help cope with their loved one’s addiction.  The ACCA Family Support Services Program hosts a Family Support Meeting every Monday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Contact Info:

Family Support Services

Dan McLarney, CRPA, CASAC-T
Family Support Navigator
90 Mc Carty Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12202
Phone: 518.465.5829 ext. 416
Fax: 518.449.4876

Addiction Care Center of Albany- Community Education
90 Mc Carty Avenue, Bldg 3
Albany, N.Y. 12202
Phone: 518.465.5829
Fax: 518.449.4876