Save OurSelves-New York is a non-profit network of alternative recovery groups in New York State, which follow the guidelines and principles of SOS (Save OurSelves) International. Our groups are autonomous, non-professional local groups dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. This site lists ongoing SOS meetings in & around New York State, as well links towards information pertaining to addictions (alcohol & other drugs), their associated problems, and approaching recovery from a rational, open-minded outlook.

All those who seek sobriety are welcome as members in any SOS group. There is no hidden agenda, as SOS seeks only to promote sobriety within a safe, secular setting. SOS encourages the scientific study of addiction in all its aspects. Religion or spirituality is maintained to be a private & personal matter left to each individual’s conscience. SOS does not limit its outlook to one area of knowledge or theory of alcoholism and addiction. SOS respects recovery in all forms, and is not in competition with any other program or group.

As a group, SOS-NY has no opinion on outside matters and does not wish to become entangled in outside controversies. This group does not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, sexual preference, religious or non-religious affiliation. This is an alternative to traditional twelve-step groups, but is often used in conjunction with other forms of recovery support.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety has helped countless thousands of addicted persons reclaim their lives for over 28 years. Your donations help us to effectively continue the implementation of the world’s oldest and largest alternative to spiritual 12-Step support groups.




ALL Erie County court-ordered self-help group meeting requirements are being waived. Most people will get this information directly from their probation officer, but please circulate this message to as many people as you can.

PLEASE let me know your level of interest in offering S.O.S. meetings through a professional and secure conference call system.

We DO NOT WANT people to go without SOBER SUPPORT, especially while the nation is navigating its way through the stressful global Coronavirus pandemic.

PLEASE let us know ASAP if you are interested in VIRTUAL S.O.S. MEETINGS so we can proceed accordingly.

If you are in URGENT NEED OF HELP, please call Crisis Services: (716) 834-3131

Thank you & stay safe,

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Resources – County, State, National, International (hyperlinked, below):

General & other inquiries may be directed to:

SOS Meetings in New York State

*CLOSED MEETINGs may only be attended by the facilities' residents and SOS volunteers.

SOS & Other Links
Contact Info

SOS-New York
P. O. Box 664
Amherst, NY 14226-0664

Eric Chinchón, Coordinator
Tel.: (716) 636-4869 x318
FAX: (716) 636-1733

SOS International Clearinghouse
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90027 USA

James Christopher, C.A.S., D.A.P.A.
Founder and Executive Director
Phone (323) 666-4295
Fax (323) 666-4271

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