The Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program was honored by the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Chairman’s Award at their “Quality in Business… Quality in Living” dinner on Thursday, March 24, 2017 for having made an extraordinary contribution to the County in the last twelve months, and celebrating the first year success program. A press conference was held at the Newton Town Hall on Wednesday, March 29th
. Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus all attended the event with Oroho and Space releasing statements of support after the celebration. Also in attendance were representatives for Senator Menendez,. Congressman Gottheimer and Governor Christie. Khiana Duncan, Constituencies Liaison for the Governor’s Office, also read a letter of support from Christie at the event. Most importantly, letters from parents of program participants were shared with all; therefore giving a glimpse into the gratitude they have for the compassion and care they’ve experienced through the process of getting help for themselves and their children. The partners and volunteers involved in this collaborative program were recognized and plans to expand were announced. Beginning later this year, people seeking help will be able to go to the Police Departments in Andover, Byram, Franklin, Hardyston, Sparta and Vernon in addition to Newton to enter the program. With that, C.L.E.A.R. is recruiting volunteer peer and family recovery coaches. Applications can be filled out here
Learn new techniques and solutions to help moved your loved one towards recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve your quality of life, through a discussion group focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (C.R.A.F.T.) method outlined in the books, Get Your Loved One Sober
and Beyond Addiction
JAM with others by sharing creative works of art on the second Saturday of the month from 6-8pm. Each attendee will have a chance to present or perform an original piece of music or other form of art and give the background story of how it came to be and what it means.
Annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day Party and Open Mic Night were a huge success with over 60 community members gathering for fun, food and music! Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch, always an advocate for people to achieve recovery, helped to open the festivities with a powerful message encouraging all in recovery and their families. Recovery Advocacy volunteer Mario Inglima acted as the emcee for the evening and even provided some of his own original music. The night brought together people in recovery, their families and friends for dinner and musical performances. A very special thanks to Dominick’s Restaurant & Pizzeria and Bella Italia Pizzeria & Restaurant for providing a generous donation of delicious food.