Addiction Recovery Resources

stages of recovery

24/7 Addiction Treatment Hotline 716.831.7007

Anyone can become addicted to drugs  video


Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains magazine articles, academic journal articles, statistics, reference overviews and audio clips with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints.  Enter "opioid epidemic" in the search box.  Virtual Tour 

MedlinePlus.Gov  - Drug addiction
Information on substance addiction and misuse from sources at the National Institutes of Health and other credible sources.


Alcohol Treatment Navigator - National Intsitute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

The Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one. If you are seeking help for a teen, check out these recommended adolescent treatment resources.

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal 
Do you know someone seeking treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal? If so, it’s important to know this: products that promise miracle cures or fast results can cost precious time and money, lead to relapse, and even be dangerous. Tips from the Federal Trade Commission

From understanding addiction, to tools to help you find the right rehab facility for you, this site provides everything you or your loved one needs to start and succeed in recovery.

NIDA  (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration)
Find information about use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs including background and treatment.

Why are Drugs so Hard to Quit? - brief video
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)

Community and Local Links 


Evrergreen Health Harm Reduction Center
This center is for people who use and would like support to be safe. Referrals to counseling, detox and rehab centers. Free clean needles and works. Overdose prevention training and support. Mobile unit stops throughout the community.

Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) & Medication Disposal Sites
If not disposed of properly, prescription and over-the-counter medications pose a hazard to our environment and increases the chances of getting into the hands of children or others who may abuse the drugs.Residents are encouraged to gather unused, expired, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications and dispose of them properly by using dedicated disposal sites.

Free Naloxone Reversal Training classes    Naloxone Saves Lives (short YouTube video)
Register online however walk-ins are always weclcome. Must be 16 years old to attend. Various locations within Erie County.

The Point
The Point is a New York State-specific, mobile friendly locater tool for harm reduction material and services (e.g. sterile syringes, disposal sites of used syringes and drugs, naloxone, and free HCV testing)

Narcotics Anonymous, WNY
Meetings list, upcoming events, cleantime calculator.

Rapid Evaluation for Appropriate Placement (REAP) - Pdf brochure
Participating law enforcement agencies will provide people with a substance use disorder a streamlined path towards treatment and rehabilitiation.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers - in Erie and Niagara Counties  - Pdf brochure


Erie County Medical Center  462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215 716-898-4908

Terrace House/ Horizon Health  291 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 716-831-1800


Erie County Medical Center  462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215 716-898-5710

Horizon Village  291 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 716-854-2444

Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center  360 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213 716-882-4900


DART Program  1237 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 716-884-9101

Alba de Vida  254 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 716-768-4040

Sisters of Charity Hospital  158 Holden Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 716-862-1330


Casa DiVita (women)  200 Albany Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 716-882-2108

Cazenovia Manor (men)  486 North Legion Drive, Buffalo, NY 14210 716-822-8932

Renaissance Campus

Promise House (men)  920 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 716-332-3991
Renaissance House (15-18 year old males)  920 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 716-821-0391
Stepping Stones (women)  920 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 716-821-9220

The Lighthouse (women)  244 Hempstead Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215 716-831-7877

Turning Point House (men)  9136 Sandrock Road, Eden, NY 14057 716-992-4972

Unity House  923 Sycamore Street Buffalo, New York 14212 716-884-4952


Baker Victory Services (ages 5-21)  650 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 716-828-9500

Beacon Center

 3354 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14226 716-831-1937
295 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 716-853-0243

Best|Self Behavioral Health  Community Behavioral Health Clinics 

Abbott Corners Addictions Services 3176 Abbott Road, Suite 500, Orchard Park, NY 14127 716-883-7117 
Lower West Side Counseling  951 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 716-884-0700

Brylin Behavioral Health System  531 Farber Lakes Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 716-886-8200

ECMC Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209 716-883-4517
 5087 Broadway, Depew, NY 14043 716-868-4930

Evergreen Health Services  206 S. Elmwood Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 716-847-2441

Monsignor Carr Clinic  76 W. Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214 716-835-9745  (Intake 716-895-1033)

Horizon Health Services  Over 20 locations throughout Western New York  716- 831-1300

Endeavor Health (formerly Mid Erie Counseling & Treatment Services)

 1131 Broadway Street, Buffalo, NY 14212 716-896-7712 (Intensive Outpatient Program)
 1526 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 716-895-6700 (Adolescent Chemicla Dependency)
 463 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 716-893-0062 


Library Materials

Addiction Recovery - books
Documentaries - DVDs
Tragedy & Hope: Stories of painkiller addiction - DVD
Shares the experience of young people from Western New York who are struggling with addiction recovery

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