Drop-in for Recovery
Drop-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 when they may be experiencing problems with substance use or are struggling because of a loved one’s drug use. At this free, confidential and supportive drop-in event, you will be able to talk to trained recovery volunteers and staff, including a licensed clinician, ready to help you with your individual circumstances. If you represent a treatment or recovery program and would like to have a table, please contact Katie at [email protected] or (973)383-4787 Ext.222.
Free Narcan Training
We are hosting a free, community Narcan Training in partnership with Morris County Prevention is Key on Thursday, August 24 at 6pm at The Center, 65 Newton Sparta Rd in Newton. Opioid overdose is preventable and knowing the facts, signs and symptoms can equip you with the ability to save a life.
J.A.M. - Journey through Arts & Music
Journey through Arts & Music the second Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Center. Expression through visual art, music and writing provides a healthy outlet that promotes creativity, self-discipline and self-discovery. Come to J.A.M., for the chance to present or perform a piece of music or art and give the backstory of how it came to be and what it means to you. Meet others to share art, poetry, music and more with an emphasis on hope, healing and recovery from addiction. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Contact Katie at [email protected] or (973)383-4787 Ext.222.
The Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program has been preparing to expand and Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch and Newton Police Chief Michael Richards recently assisted Union County in launching Operation C.L.E.A.R. Help is now available on Tuesday or Thursday from 8-4pm at the Union County Sheriff’s Office in Elizabeth or the Union County Police Department Headquarters in Westfield in partnership with Prevention Links. At the end of April, Annmarie Shafer and Katie Calvacca travelled to Connecticut to become Recovery Coach Trainers, and this month, a new group of volunteers will be completing the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© to become Recovery Coaches. From July 2016 to June 2017, we have provided information or support to 140 different individuals, 63 people have been connected to peer or family recovery coaches and 32 people with substance use disorder (SUD) have been placed in treatment. Opioids are becoming more potent than ever before, overdose deaths are on the rise and recovery is a solution that benefits everyone. For more information on how to get help for yourself or a loved one, or to get involved please visit www.clearprogram.org or call 1-844-SC-CLEAR.