many pathways to recovery

30 in 30: Pathways

There is no one way to be in recovery. There are multiple paths that can lead a person to recovery. These pathways may include treatment, criminal justice interventions, faith/spirituality, self-help groups and more.

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. [1]  
There are many pathways to recovery. 


The following pathways are also represented by and in the individuals who have taken part in the Commission/Institute: 30 in 30 project.

  • Treatment and Recovery--Roy Kearse, Vice President, Roy Kearse, LCSW, CASAC is Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships at Samaritan Daytop Village   (link to recording)
  • Residential Treatment--Allison King, Executive Director, Anchor House   (link)
  • Harm Reduction—Joseph Turner, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder, Exponents, inc.  (link)
  • Wellness, ROCovery Outreach Center (Llink)
  • Medication Assisted Treatment—Belinda Greenfield, New York State Opioid Treatment Authority (link)
  • Therapy, Dyna Tucker, LMSW, MFT (link)
  • Drug Court—Sky Davis L. Pena-Davis, MA, CASAC  New York State Unified Court System, (link)
  •  Mental Health-- Daniel Kelley, Executive Director Onondaga Community Living, In.; (link)
  • Family—Ambi Daniel, CASAC Trainer, Professor, Director, Family Services, Center for Life and Recovery (Link)
  • Faith—Brenda Harris Collins, Assistant Director, MA; New York State Office of Addiction Supports and Services  Services; (link)
  • Addiction Treatment Centers—Brenda Harris-Collins, MA;  Assistant Director, New York State Office of Addiction Supports and Services
  • Recovery—Lillian McCarthy, Director, Healing Springs Recovery Center. (link)
  • Health— Dr. Srikanth Adidas Venkata, M.D. One Brooklyn Health Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, (link)