Pictured left to right: Tory Picarello, Recovery Coach; Cristina Kawan-Hemler, Case Manager; Linda Moran, Case Manager, Eric Van Eck, Recovery Coach; Steve Higgins; Administrative Assistant; Jamie Grosslicht, Supervisor
The Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) Program utilizes Recovery Coaches and Case Managers to provide 1 year of services for adults with Opioid Use Disorder in Sussex County. STAR Members are offered weekly face-to-face meetings with their Recovery Coach and Case Manager, as well as on-going telephone support to achieve their recovery wellness goals.
Recovery Coaches are individuals in long-term recovery from addiction that have been professionally trained to engage and support individuals affected by substance use. Case Managers have experience working with individuals with substance use disorder, connecting them to community-based services and supporting the recovery process.
Opioid use impacts many facets of life and individuals with Opioid Use Disorder have a better chance of success in recovery with a comprehensive support system. STAR works alongside its members to promote improved recovery, wellness, and healthy lifestyles. The STAR Program is available in all 21 counties with funding from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.