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Local Support Groups
In-patient Facilities Providing an Array of Services
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Get Support at The Clubhouse
The Clubhouse is a safe haven where people can come and attend meetings, find guidance for sobriety, receive job search/resume help, and share recreational time with peers. Meetings are held daily.
Nick’s Ride operates The Clubhouse at its headquarters at 12 South Street in Auburn, NY.
Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is a grassroots movement that runs on the hard work of volunteers. If you would like to join the ride and make recovery tangible for people in our community, are interested in volunteering for a certain event, or want to attend a meeting—then we would love to have you on our side in our fight against heroin and opioid addiction, and in promoting programs for recovery!
OUR STORY / OUR MISSION
A Boots-on-the-Ground Approach for Those Who Need Us Most
Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing heroin and opioid addiction and helping people battling the disease of addiction. Founded following the death of Nick Campagnola, 20, three days after Christmas 2015, our mission is to help others through programs for recovery while sharing the love we have for Nick in this endeavor. We have many ways to help someone battling their addiction. Whether it’s rides to meetings or job searching assistance, we are here to help. Don’t feel alone in your battle – contact us to get help.
Nick’s struggle with addiction began after a sports injury was treated with pain killers and grew into a heroin addiction. What was believed to be a heroin overdose that caused Nick’s death was later discovered to be a mixture of fentanyl and synthetic acid. This drug combination is known by dealers as a “Kill Bag” and is a death sentence waiting to happen. In his unfortunate relapse, one of these kill bags led to Nick’s death.
Nick was a good kid with a big heart and a friend to all. He is missed by many and remembered through this organization and the work we do.
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Wear your support on your shirt
Support a Friend Who Supports Nick’s Ride 4 Friends
Hunter Duger, a 2018 Auburn High School graduate and former wrestling teammate of Nick’s, founded Five20Five, a t-shirt company that is donating 15% of its profits to charities working to end the opioid crisis. Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is truly grateful for this young man’s work ethic and the commitment he’s demonstrated by creating a company that positively impacts the local community. And, we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that Hunter is also the winner of the Wrestling “Underdog” Scholarship, an academic honor awarded annually by Nick’s Ride 4 Friends to a high school wrestler who shows great potential on and off the mat and is involved in the community. To support Hunter’s effort by purchasing unique apparel, visit his website Five20Five and be a part of the fight to end the opioid crisis.
Nick’s Night Out
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