About Us

For more than 50 years dedicated to building healthy families & communities

The Center Vision...

To develop the capacities of adults and children to sustain healthy lifestyles by providing services designed to foster addiction-free lives, emotional wellness, financial stability and safe communities 

The Center Mission...

To promote health, hope and recovery among all people by fostering a community in which individuals and families thrive

The Center Strategies...

Use proven prevention strategies in all education program
Provide client-centered counseling
Network with other service providers
Be involved in the Sussex County community by maintaining active committee memberships
Maintain an extensive Multimedia Resource Center
Provide ongoing staff education
Maintain a full range of no cost services through grant and foundation funding, and to charge reasonable rates for services not funded by grants

The Center Operating Principles...

Maintain confidentiality
Have respect for clients and each other
Have respect for the guiding principles of recovery honoring multiple pathways
Honor personal and professional boundaries
Maintain professionalism in dress, attitude and speech
Be on time for meetings and appointments
Be loyal to one's commitments

The Center Values...

Faith...in each other and our collective potential

Integrity...what we say we will do, we will do

Resourcefulness...creatively uncovering opportunities and solving problems

Sense of urgency...recognizing our need to make a difference every day

Teamwork...leveraging our individual talents to produce positive results


Client focus... discovering, understanding and meeting client needs

Helpful attitude...bringing a "how can I help?" attitude to everything we do

Open communication...ensuring open, honest and timely communication

Innovative thinking... maximizing program effectiveness

Cooperating spirit... having an unfailing desire to be the best at what we do

Exceptional personal and professional growth...empowering all our colleagues

The Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency located in Newton, NJ. Our mission, since 1973, has been to promote hope, health and recovery among all people by creating an environment that is safe and free from the effects of substance use and addiction. The Center provides substance use prevention, evaluation, counseling and recovery support services to Sussex County children, teens, adults and families regardless of cultural background, socioeconomic status, age, gender or sexual orientation.