Margaretville Hospital SUD Work, Resources & Events

July 9, 2024

Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), continues to build a recovery-friendly community in the Catskills region through accessible resources, programs, education, and events addressing substance use disorders.

Here is a simple form you can fill out or share with others to receive information on resources and opportunities.

Peer Network

The Margaretville Hospital Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) planning grant has allowed our region to build a network of local recovery coaches, also known as Certified Recovery Peer Advocates, by organizing and coordinating a coalition of local recovery organizations.

Recovery Coaches have gone through rigorous training and hundreds of supervised hours to learn how to apply their personal recovery experience and create powerful lines of support for those struggling with their relationship with substances. Recovery Coaches can also provide support to the family & loved ones of someone struggling. 

Reach out to a peer anytime!

Delaware County Peers

Jason (607) 267-2736

Samantha (607) 376-6389

George (607) 434-2659

Donny (607) 242-4004

Greene County Peers

Mary Ellen (518) 560-4278


Medication Assisted Treatment

"Medication-assisted treatment saves lives while increasing the likelihood of a patient staying in treatment, learning new skills and building the support needed for long-term recovery," said Kenneth Oclatis, PhD, Director of WMCHealth's Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. "Access to medication-assisted treatment in rural areas is often limited by a shortage of providers trained in addiction medicine, a lack of access to comprehensive addiction programs, and transportation obstacles. This program seeks to eliminate those barriers and enable patients to remain in their home by offering OASAS-approved telepractice follow-up services.  This is a much needed program for the area and we are excited to offer these new services to the community."

Individuals seeking treatment can visit Margaretville Hospital's Emergency Department at any time, day or night. 

Trained staff will administer the first dose of buprenorphine and provide a prescription so the individual can continue treatment at home. Margaretville Hospital staff will also match patients to peer advocates and share options for follow-up treatment. If Margaretville Hospital is not accessible to you, we can also help connect you to other medication assisted treatment options. Contact Mountaintop Cares Coalition.

Naloxone/Harm Reduction

The Margaretville Hospital addiction services program expanded local access to substance use prevention and treatment resources. As part of the program, and for the community's convenient, cost-free access to Narcan during an overdose emergency, Margaretville Hospital certified recovery peer advocates initiated the installation of outdoor boxes for Narcan kit storage outside of the west side entrance to the hospital, as well as in front of the Huggins Building on the Margaretville Hospital campus.

Free, community-accessible Narcan kits can also be found throughout the Mountaintop region.

The simple, easy-to-use Narcan nasal spray will reverse an opioid overdose within minutes and can be used by anyone. Take the self-guided training.

Community Conversations

These interactive workshops are brought to you by Margaretville Hospital/WMC Health Network and partner groups: Ellenville Regional Rural Health Network, Mountaintop Cares Coalition,  and SUNY Delhi.

Diverse beliefs. One table. No lecturing.

Join us as we engage with art, videos and have dynamic discussions as we explore and dialogue about stigma surrounding substance use disorder, opioid use disorder, and recovery. Let's listen to each other and learn together.

Community Conversation Registration

Upcoming Conversations:

Greene County
Tuesday, September 10th at 12pm
D.R. Evarts Library
80 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015

Delaware County
Place, Date & Time TBA, stay tuned!

If you would like to hold a Community Conversation in your neighborhood, church, community center, or school, contact Avi!

Call/Text(607) 670-0217

Catskills Region Substance Use Community Survey, 2024

You are invited to participate in a research study looking at substance use, its effects, and community views on substance use in the Catskills region. The results from this study will help to inform and direct resources and programs focusing on reducing the impact of substance use across our communities.This study is being conducted by: Dr. Simon J. Purdy, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Delhi, on behalf of the Catskills RCORP Consortium, a group of local agencies and organizations whose goal is to help reduce the harms associated with the use of opioids and other substances in our local communities.

Take the survey now


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Whether you are personally navigating substance use and recovery, are a loved one, or a community member - we provide services, support, training and more.

  • Individualized one-on-one certified peer support (learn more about CRPA's here)
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  • Harm reduction (Narcan)
  • Recovery Workforce Support (employees & employer)
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  • Help navigating social supports (food, housing, clothing, transportation, technology/communications access) and additional recovery and treatment services.

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