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Dutchess Meetings Offered For Recovering Opiate Users On Christmas

Anthony Eack, also known as Tony Gatz, is spearheading a movement to help heroin/opiate addicts in the Hudson Valley. He will offer a special Christmas Day meeting for those in need.
Anthony Eack, also known as Tony Gatz, is spearheading a movement to help heroin/opiate addicts in the Hudson Valley. He will offer a special Christmas Day meeting for those in need. Photo Credit: Provided
Anthony Eack, founder of the Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Foundation, will host a special Christmas Day meeting for recovering heroin/opiate addicts in Dutchess County.
Anthony Eack, founder of the Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Foundation, will host a special Christmas Day meeting for recovering heroin/opiate addicts in Dutchess County. Photo Credit: Anthony Eack

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- For heroin or opioid addicts in recovery, there is help in Dutchess County to make it through the holidays straight, when it seems everyone else is happy and in party mode.

That help can be found even on Christmas when Anthony Eack, aka, Tony Gatz, the founder of Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Foundation, will hold a special rap session opiate recovery meeting from 6 to 9 p.m.

“As great as Christmas is and should be, there will be many families out there suffering due to this devastating opiate addiction and while most families will be sitting at home eating Christmas dinner, I will have the doors open and willing to spend my time with those who may need it most," Eack said.

Eack, a certified recovery coach, said he has been in long-term recovery from alcoholism and used the fellowship of Alcohol Anonymous as his foundation of recovery.

"The rap session is by far New York's most successful opiate recovery meeting and is running very strong here in the Hudson Valley more than a year now thanks to its full-time members who welcome all the newcomers," he added.

Eack holds weekly meetings at the NNC Church, Oak Grove Grange Building, 2 St. Nicholas Road in Wappingers Falls and said his goal is to offer a safe place for all with opiate addictions.

For more information, call 917-444-0328 or email CytCylFoundation@gmail.com .

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