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.



PLEASE NOTE: Due to some attendees being immunocompromised, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated. If you have yet to finish the vaccinations, please attend the online meetings in the meantime. If you have a preferred mask, please bring it as well. Otherwise, masks & sanitizer will be available at the entrance. Masking policy will be based on WHO & CDC recommendations as they happen.

General inquiries, questions/concerns, online groups info:
or voicemail at 716-636-4869 ext.318.

Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Other resources that may be helpful:
Erie County NY 24/7 Addiction Hotline: 716-831-7007 -
Erie County NY Crisis Services 24/7 Hotline: 716-834-3131 -
The Peer Support 24/7 Warmline: 844-749-3848 and 716-749-3848
The Peer Support 24/7 Texting Line: 716-392-2221
The Virtual Peer Support 24/7 Warmline: 833-361-6130

SOS Meetings in New York State

Meetings will be added as they resume due to pandemic restrictions.

Meetings noted as "CLOSED" may only be attended by SOS volunteers and the site's residents. If you are interested in becoming an SOS volunteer, email Eric at


Amherst / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meetings resumed on June 29th, 2021

Center for Inquiry 1310 Sweet Home Road Amherst, NY 14228

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Buffalo / 2:30-3:30pm

Saturday S.O.S.

BestSelf Recovery Community

69 Linwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14208

716-539-5260 for Info

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Rochester, New York

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) Rochester, NY Chapter

For more information regarding in-person & online meeting details, please email

Online SOS Meetings

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SOS & Other Links
Contact Info

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

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

SOS International Clearinghouse
2535 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

John Gennari, SOS Board Member

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