Author Archives: Louie Lavin

Summer Prevention

School is out and Sussex County teens are enjoying the start to a long summer!  While summer brings sun, fun and freedom, it also brings an increased risk for alcohol and other drug use among teens. Summertime means more free time and often times with reduced adult supervision. Outdoor summer recreational activities like swimming, boating, […]

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WSCC Youth Leadership Camp Weekend

The weekend of June 2nd-4th marked The Center’s 6th annual Youth Leadership Camp. Pam Pastorino and Ashley LeBelle, School Health Specialists working under the WSCC (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) grant, orchestrated a jam packed weekend including outdoor activities, leadership training opportunities, team building exercises and personal growth at the Fairview Lake YMCA Camp […]

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CFPC is Highlighted

  Being recognized by the nation’s lead governmental agency that oversees community prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a really great honor! This year, The Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) was highlighted as SAMHSA’s success story for our hard work and dedication with a “Communities […]

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What’s Happening in Recovery?

Recovery SupportDrop-in for RecoveryDrop-in for Recovery the 2nd Monday of every month between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at The Center, 65 Newton Sparta Rd in Newton, to learn about treatment and recovery support–even online recovery resources, and walk away with hope and a plan. Many times, people don’t know where to turn for help […]

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Tobacco Age of Sale 21

  Nearly all smokers start as kids or young adults. National data shows that about 95% of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21. About 580 kids under the age of 18 become regular smokers each day. Tobacco companies intentionally market to youth knowing that nearly all users become addicted before the age of […]

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Spring Conference Recap

A conference focusing on marijuana use and its associated health and social consequences. Experts in the field will present the latest data, trends and research about today’s marijuana. Understand how marijuana use impacts the health of the community including youth, schools and businesses. Learn new approaches about marijuana prevention using science-based research. Hear federal, state and local approaches to strategically prepare professionals, communities and the next generation for the best outcomes.

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Clear Program

Our mission is to form a collaborative network of professionals in our community who will facilitate medical intervention, improved access to treatment and recovery support for those struggling with drug addiction who seek assistance, without fear of arrest or prosecution, in order to make a positive difference in the quality of life for individuals, families […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

In Recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, April is filled with activities throughout Sussex County.  Alcohol Awareness month raises awareness while encouraging people to make healthy and safe choices when it comes to the use of alcohol.  It also opens a window of opportunity to address underage drinking, especially with prom and graduation season right around […]

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Spring Conference

Marijuana: Potency, Policy and Public Impact Conference Featuring Kevin Sabet, PHD Renowned national speakers will present at our May 3, 2017 Spring Conference including Kevin Sabet, PhD and Frank L. Greenagel Jr., MPAP, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS who both agree that, “from an economic perspective, “marijuana legalization is revenue negative.”  Looking at […]

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