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Back to School Prevention Resources

Over the next few weeks, Sussex County children will begin their 2017-2018 school year.  Whether it is your child’s first day of Kindergarten, middle school or high school, this is an exciting time where many opportunities, experiences and life lessons happen.  What does your child need to stay safe and succeed in our fast paced world? […]

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Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Grant Awarded to Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, NJ When someone experiences an opioid overdose (heroin /opiate pain pills) and is revived and transported to a local hospital emergency department, who better for them to speak to at this very vulnerable moment than someone in recovery, themselves? Having a peer […]

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Recovery Month and More!

July 18, 2017 marked the anniversary of the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program and a breakfast celebration was hosted by Newton Medical Center to share the successes of one year in operation. Newton Police Department was recognized for their leadership in innovative, community policing and Recovery Coaches shared the outcomes of the program’s first year. Between […]

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Walk in Franklin sends a message about addiction

FRANKLIN — They are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, husbands and wives, cousins and grandparents, friends and co-workers. They are the many faces whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse disorder, and they gathered at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Saturday morning for the third annual Changing […]

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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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