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Renae Banach, Clinical Aide

Renae Banach, Clinical Aide

Joining the Team at Turning Point House Renae Banach is a Clinical Aide at Turning Point House. She’s a CASAC-T, has a certificate in Addiction Counseling and associates degrees in Occupational Therapy Assistance and Criminal Justice from Jamestown Community College. Renae joined Turning Point House in August of last year, just before the program converted […]

Saving the Lives of Moms Every Day

Saving the Lives of Moms Every Day

Over the weekend, families across the country celebrated Mother’s Day. For a young kid, the worst thing in the world would be to lose their mom to an early death. This heartbreaking reality is happening all too often throughout Western New York, as the opioid epidemic is still raging. Thankfully, communities are coming together to […]

Welcome to the New Cazenovia Recovery

Welcome to the new Cazenovia Recovery

As you can see, we’ve got a new look. THE NEED FOR A NEW BRAND Since 1980, we’ve provided substance use disorder services to communities throughout Western New York. Over the last few years, we’ve experienced some pretty dramatic changes both as an agency and within the field of substance use services. Small and medium-sized […]

The Social Determinants of Health

The Social Determinants of Health

Defining the Social Determinants of Health What impacts health? Your first thoughts might be genetics, exercise, nutrition, and medication. For the most part, these are considered primary factors that have major implications for someone’s health and wellbeing. However, health is influenced by much more than just the primary factors above. At the moment, the healthcare […]

Marilyn Smith, Case Manager

Marilyn Smith, Case Manager

Marilyn Smith is a case manager at Supportive Living. Like many people in our field, she knows first-hand what it’s like to be in recovery. After years in addiction, she started her own recovery process in 1996 at Horizon Village. This helps her to understand the experiences of our residents. “I can relate to the […]

The Good Stuff Joe’s Learned

Joe at Cazenovia Manor

The Simple Things & Coping Skills For Joe, a resident at Cazenovia Manor, the simple things have made a major difference in his recovery. He credits the serenity prayer with keeping him focused. Recently, he picked up a book from Narcotics Anonymous, and he’s found it to be really helpful. “It let me know that […]

Your Words Could Save a Life

Your Words Could Save a Life

What would you say to someone starting their journey in recovery? It can be a scary time. There are unfamiliar treatment programs and self-help meetings filled with new people. Oftentimes, someone starting the journey sets out to make amends with friends and family. Without a doubt, atoning for past decisions and mistakes can be tough. […]

Help Us Redesign Our Website!

Help us Redesign our Website!

We’re in the early stages of redesigning our website, and now’s the time to get some feedback! In fact, we’d love to hear from you. Are there things you’d like to hear more about from us? Are there different things you’d like to see added to our website? Now’s the time to let us know! […]

Reinventing Our Kitchens

Reinventing Our Kitchens

We’ve mentioned before that nutrition can make a major difference for people with substance use disorders. As such, we’re excited to share some updates on a few structural changes that will put nutrition right at the focus of our work. In October, we hired Jane Gajewski as our new food services manager. She has extensive […]

Lavinnia’s Empowering Language

Lavinnia, a resident of Casa Di Vita

The Importance of Language Lavinnia’s been at Casa Di Vita since early November. Unsurprisingly, she has great things to say about the program. “This is by far the best facility I’ve been in,” she said. Lavinnia also feels that Cazenovia Recovery treats people with substance use disorders “like adults.” This can be very empowering. In […]

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