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Together We Recover

Are you or is someone close to you affected by substance use or other addictive behaviors? MAP offers various types of assistance, including referrals for members and their families.  Please call 212-701-9620, or email Jenice Acosta, LMSW, at MAPrecovery@uft.org to arrange for a confidential conversation.

"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step." -- Naeem Callaway

"A little over a year ago, I met with you and you kindly and generously walked me through some of my options for treatments. You then helped me do intake at a facility, arranging the time and date of my stay.

When I came to the MAP office, I was terrified. I was afraid of losing my job and I was afraid of what it meant to go to rehab. Your calm disposition put me at ease. You made me feel respected and listened to. You were so welcoming and understanding. For my recovery, to have you on my side, for you to be one of the first people who helped me, it was exactly what I needed.

Today, I celebrate one year of sobriety.

Thank you so much for your professionalism and your humanity. You helped me get to where I am today."

- Member testimonial

Substance use questionnaire

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, substance abuse has skyrocketed among individuals around the world. If you are questioning your relationship with drugs and alcohol, you are not alone. Use this questionnaire to reflect on your use of substances. 

Recovery support group

Substance use disorder affects many people, regardless of race, education, or career path. If you are in recovery or seeking recovery, please join our conversation, share your experiences, support your colleagues and find strength with our weekly recovery support group. Call the MAP office at 212-701-9620 for times and dates, or email MAPrecovery@uft.org.

How can my union support me or my loved one who is suffering due to substance use? 

MAP offers confidential support around addiction with a trained professional who can assess mental health and substance use issues and provide specific recommendations for your treatment. Read our FAQs to learn more about getting treatment.