Family Advocate Program

The Family Advocate helps connect Ulster County residents with drug and alcohol treatment services. The Advocate can educate families on available treatment options, assist with the intake process, help remove obstacles to treatment, such as lack of insurance or insurance denials, and support families in crisis due to addiction. The Advocate provides information on 12 Step programs, counseling, medication assisted treatment and opioid overdose reversal medication (NARCAN). The Advocate is available to talk with those in contemplation of seeking treatment, those ready for treatment and families who are concerned that their loved ones might have a substance use disorder.

The Family Advocate also facilitates a Grief Group for family members who have lost a loved one to overdose. The group meets on Monday evenings from 7-8pm at Ulster Prevention Council (250 Aaron Court, Kingston N.Y.). For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Family Advocate, please call 845-458-7455. 

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