Our nation is in the midst of an addiction crisis. Yet, this has created a unique opportunity for us to serve our community as Jesus would.


Prayer, encouragement, small groups, seminars, recovery life-coaching, and support are offered and linked to treatment provided by healthcare professionals.

Our Mission


Our mission is to help those struggling with addiction or life-controlling problems find compassion, hope, healing, and lifelong recovery, through a collaborative effort that includes a Biblical, Faith-Based Approach.

Our Vision


Our vision is to educate, equip, and engage those willing to work together, to help people and families heal from addiction and life-controlling problems.

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A National Emergency


Stunning Facts

 For the first time in our nation’s history, Fentanyl overdoses have surged to become the #1 cause of death for ages 18-45
 1 in 5 millennials with depression do not seek treatment
 Depression diagnoses is up 63% in teens

Drug overdose deaths have reached a staggering all-time record high during a 12 month period, with over 100,000 people dying of drug overdoses in the United States.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Thankfully, there are life-saving evidence-based treatments that can be implemented to successfully manage conditions such as opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder.

The last two years have taught us many life lessons and has made us all painfully aware of the ongoing mental health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic. The pandemic continued to fuel our addiction and drug overdose epidemic.

We at ERB strongly believe it is vitally important to have clinical and community care (medicine and ministry) working TOGETHER.

ERB continues to EDUCATE, EQUIP, AND ENGAGE healthcare providers, patients, families and our communities to shed light on this stigma and ignorance which shrouds addiction. Our team is committed to fulfilling our mission to help people get the help they deserve. Addiction care is just as important as any other type of medical care.

Meet Our team


Embrace Recovery Buffalo's Team

Darren Caparaso

Buffalo Medical Group Family Medicine and Addiction Care, Ministry Founder & Director, Leadership CMDA National Addiction Medicine Section (AMS)

Monica Farrar

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-2, CRC, Life/Recovery Coach

Brad Bauer

Recovery Coach & Care Coordinator

Pastor Al Robinson

CCAR/CPTED, Recovery Coach, Leadership CMDA National Addiction Medicine Section (AMS), Pastoral Care

Corey Nieman

Recovery Coach Trainer

Joy Caparaso

Ministry Assistant, Secretary, Treasurer, Educator Liaison

Looking For Help? Willing to Help? Contact Us!

"So if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed." -John 8:36

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