April Prevention Awareness News

Please click on the link below to read the April edition of the Prevention Awareness News.  To learn more, and to get involved in prevention initiatives in Oneida County, please contact Prevention Coordinator Jodi Warren at 315.768.2643.


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March Prevention News

Each month, CFLR, Inc.’s Prevention Staff publish a bulletin on the prevention news.  Want to receive it directly to your inbox? Please email us at jwarren@cflrinc.org to be added to the mailing list.  Thank you!



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February Issue of Tips and Alerts

Each month, CFLR, Inc.’s Prevention Staff publish a Tips and Alerts bulletin on the prevention news.  Want to receive it directly to your inbox? Please email us at jwarren@cflrinc.org to be added to the mailing list.  Thank you!



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5th Annual Community Expo on Domestic Violence

The Professional Training Coalition of Oneida County invites you to participate in its 5th Annual Community Expo on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Hart’s Hill Inn (135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, NY 13492). The expo will begin with an educational presentation from various Panel Members on Domestic Violence, followed by an extended lunch break with time for participants to visit agency booths. We’ll wrap up the day with presentations from several local Oneida County organizations speaking on services available in our community!

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Generation Found

Join us for a Special One-Time Screening of Generation Found

Thursday, October 27th – Doors Open at 6pm!

This event will be held at the Munson Williams Institute Theater.

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Tickets are $14 (which includes service fees) to purchase you may either call Heather Perry at 315-768-2663

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Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. Celebrates September as National Recovery Month – September 2016

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. Celebrates September as National Recovery Month

Over 23 million Americans are in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Focusing events on education, celebration, and fun, Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is thrilled to share various opportunities with the community throughout National Recovery Month!

– Thursday, September 22 for a Dinner Party and Comedy Hour from 4:30-6:00 pm, families affected by addiction and those working on recovery are invited to join us at Center for Family Life and Recovery on This event is being held at 502 Court Street, Suite #401, Utica, NY. Registration is required for this event by calling, 315-733-1709.

– Educational classes continue with Letting Go of Resentments September 14, 2016 and a new class on Recovery Basics for Families starting on October 5, 2016. Call 733-1709 for more information.
– September 28 our community forums continue with “Harm Reduction” located at McPike Addiction Treatment Center, 1213 Court Street, in Utica from 5:00-6:00 pm. No registration is needed and all are welcome to attend. This will be a question and answer session with regards to Harm Reduction. Bring your questions!

– September 30, 2016, CFLR, Inc. will hold The Recovery Experience for their EAP company participants. This event will center on learning more about the Science of Addiction and how it impacts the road to recovery, while enjoying a fair of information, education, and lunch!

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert for advocacy, prevention, counseling, and training. As a community partner, it is important to us that we continue spreading the message of help and hope to our area and with those whom we work.

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The Recovery Experience in the Workplace- September 2016

The Recovery Experience in the Workplace

 Addiction is affecting our community like never before.  It can be so difficult to know where to turn for help, support, and education.  We are thrilled to share with our EAP Companies an experience of Recovery.

As employers, sometimes the front line to helping with a problem, is noticing changes and knowing how to address it.  We will explore the Science of Addiction to gain a better understanding of why “they just won’t stop.”  We’ll look at how the brain is motivated and affected by addiction and have a discussion about what this means in the life of both the addicted individual and their loved ones.

Recovery is possible and we are thrilled to share an informative event that answers many questions around addiction and recovery as well as tools to find help and hope.

What:      The Science of Addiction and The Recovery Experience in the Workplace


When:     Friday, September 30, 2016

12:00-2:00 pm


Where:    Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

502 Court Street

Suite 401

Utica, NY 13502


To reserve a space please call 733-1709

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Celebrating Calm

Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Yelling
with America’s Calm Coach Kirk Martin & his son, Casey
Golden Knights PTA and Center for Family Life and Recovery, invites
parents, friends and the community to two dynamic, laugh-out-loud parenting
events on:
Tuesday, October 11 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 12 9:30am – 11:30am
Holland Patent Middle School Auditorium
9601 Main St.
Holland Patent, NY 13354

Registration is not required but is encouraged.

Please contact Heather Perry by email at hperry@cflrinc.org or by phone (315) 733-1709.

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An Urgent Request from the Surgeon General – August 2016

Today, the U.S. Surgeon General is taking historic action by sending a personal letter to more than 2.3 million health care practitioners and public health leaders.  He is seeking our help to address the prescription opioid crisis.  I want to make sure you see his letter, a copy of which I have included below.  Please take a moment to read it.  Then go to www.TurnTheTideRx.org/join to join with clinicians from across the country in a simple but powerful movement to end this epidemic.

Read the letter. Take the pledge. And spread the word.

Together, we can save countless lives.  We can lead the way. We can #TurnTheTide.


Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.

August 2016

Dear Colleague,

I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I meet families too ashamed to seek treatment for addiction. And I will never forget my own patient whose opioid use disorder began with a course of morphine after a routine procedure.


It is important to recognize that we arrived at this place on a path paved with good intentions. Nearly two decades ago, we were encouraged to be more aggressive about treating pain, often without enough training and support to do so safely. This coincided with heavy marketing of opioids to doctors. Many of us were even taught – incorrectly – that opioids are not addictive when prescribed for legitimate pain.


The results have been devastating. Since 1999, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled and opioid prescriptions have increased markedly – almost enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills. Yet the amount of pain reported by Americans has not changed. Now, nearly 2 million people in America have a prescription opioid use disorder, contributing to increased heroin use and the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.


I know solving this problem will not be easy. We often struggle to balance reducing our patients’ pain with increasing their risk of opioid addiction. But, as clinicians, we have the unique power to help end this epidemic. As cynical as times may seem, the public still looks to our profession for hope during difficult moments. This is one of those times.


That is why I am asking you to pledge your commitment to turn the tide on the opioid crisis. Please take the pledge. Together, we will build a national movement of clinicians to do three things:


First, we will educate ourselves to treat pain safely and effectively. A good place to start is this pocket guide with the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline. Second, we will screen our patients for opioid use disorder and provide or connect them with evidence-based treatment. Third, we can shape how the rest of the country sees addiction by talking about and treating it as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.


Years from now, I want us to look back and know that, in the face of a crisis that threatened our nation, it was our profession that stepped up and led the way. I know we can succeed because health care is more than an occupation to us. It is a calling rooted in empathy, science, and service to humanity. These values unite us. They remain our greatest strength.


Thank you for your leadership.




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