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RFYL Weekly: The best running tips of all time

Saturday’s “Run for Your Life” workout will take place in Central Park. The team will meet at our regular location near the Band Shell, off the 72nd Street Transverse at 7:45 am. The Odyssey House Alumni Volunteer Association is hosting a 10-mile race, which...

Wellness Wednesday: Fight food waste

The Department of Agriculture says 30% to 40% of food goes to waste in the United States — and the figure is likely higher because of the coronavirus pandemic. Food waste has become a dangerous habit: buying more than we need at supermarkets, letting fruits and...

What does it mean to own your recovery?

In early September, members of the Odyssey House Art Project began work on a banner to commemorate Recovery Month. They chose “Recovery – We Own It!” as their theme. Chad Porter, who runs the art studio at our George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery on Wards Island,...

RFYL Weekly: Studying newly sober runners

This Saturday, September 19th, our “Run for Your Life” workout will be back at Central Park starting at 8:00 am. The team will meet up at the Band Shell, which you can reach by using the 72nd Street entrance on the east side, then following the transverse to the...

Wellness Wednesday: Sustainable energy snacks

Snacks that satisfy and provide sustainable energy? Yes, it’s possible! Here are a few to try: Cheesy: Popcorn tossed with spices and nutritional yeast. Fewer calories and sodium than packaged popcorn. Creamy: Plain Greek yogurt with a drop of vanilla extract,...

PIX11’s James Ford invites you to Run for Your Life

Today marks the halfway point of our Run for Your Life Virtual 5K! There’s still time to sign up to run/walk any course you choose, any day in September. PIX11 reporter James Ford has emceed our annual Run for Your Life event for the last several years. While we...

RFYL Weekly: Bodyweight exercises

Please join us this Saturday, September 12th for a fun run on Randall’s Island in honor of our 15th Annual “Run for Your Life” 5K. Saturday’s weather forecast calls for temperatures in the low- to mid-70s, ideal for running or walking. Although we are not hosting an...

Join Andre in running for recovery

Andre Matthews, Odyssey House Deputy Director of Recreational Services, has run 22 marathons and countless 5K/10Ks for people in recovery. COVID-19 has made accessing treatment harder for many people, and overdoses are on the rise. This September, he’s asking...

RFYL Weekly: How to prepare for your first 5K or 10K

This Saturday, the Run for Your Life team will meet in Central Park at 8:00 am in front of the Band Shell, located on the 72nd Street Transverse. For those using public transportation, take the #6 train to 68th Street & Hunter College, then walk over to 72nd...

Get ready to run!

Our virtual run starts today! John Tavolacci, COO of Odyssey House, invites you to join us for our Run for Your Life Virtual 5K this September. While COVID-19 interrupted our plans to meet up and run together, you can still show your support by participating in our...

Rising to the COVID-19 Challenge

Behavioral Health News, Fall 2020 By Peter Provet, Ph.D. President & CEO, Odyssey House When Governor Cuomo ordered the closure of non-essential businesses across New York State in response to rising coronavirus infection rates, Odyssey House stayed open. Our...

RFYL Weekly: 20-Minute Strength Training Workout for Runners

This Saturday, October 3rd, the team will meet at 8:30 am in Central Park near the Band Shell off the 72nd Street transverse. The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s, which is seasonably comfortable for running and walking. Runners will...

Special Narcotics Corner – COVID’s Impact on Narcotics Trends

Empire State Prosecutor Magazine By Bridget G. Brennan Special Narcotics Prosecutor Office of Special Narcotics As we approach eight months into the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing greater insight into how the pandemic has reshaped nearly...

October events & telehealth services at the Recovery Center

We’re excited to announce that the Odyssey House Recovery Center is open and fully staffed. So, if you want to get out of the apartment and have a friendly, safe place to go, COME HERE!  We have an amazing group of recovery coaches here to assist you. Check out...

Check out October’s training calendar

Odyssey House provides ongoing training for social workers, mental health professionals, and substance abuse counselors. The topics range from training on evidence-based practices to those with an administrative focus. We offer courses approved by the NYSED Office of...

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