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The Benefits of Family Services

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The Benefits of Family Services

By: Christina Fagan, Recovery Centers Manager What are Family Services? Community-based services assisting and supporting loved ones as they care for friends and family struggling with substance use. Benefits: Having multiple family service groups allows people to choose what best

A Message from our Supporters

Hello, we are the Pacira BioSciences team! We are the leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to advancing and improving patient outcomes. Our mission is to help tackle the nation’s complex opioid epidemic by transforming

Invitation to Change (ITC)

The Center for Changes’ “A science and kindness approach” presentation by Dr. Rachel Projansky attracted an in-person packed house on October 11th, 2023. The ITC Approach is grounded in compassion, connection, and the understanding that families and professionals can have

COVID-19 November 2023 Newsletter  

By: Matt McGovern, MPH, CHES, LINCS COVID-19 Epidemiologist/Data Manager  We are entering respiratory season, where viruses like COVID-19, flu, and RSV cases and severity typically rise. In reference to COVID-19, New Jersey has seen an uptick in percent positivity of

A Message from our Supporters

My name is Susan Spada and I am an attorney specializing in real estate transactions. I am also the Vice President of the Rockaway Rotary Club and a proud member for eight years.   My spouse is Andrew and I have

Tackling Opioids through Prevention (TOP) Conference 2023

On Tuesday, September 19th, we held our annual TOP Conference! It was an opportunity to connect with numerous people concerned about the health of community and student athletes. Headlined by Bryan Murphy of MurphsElite, who told a powerful story of

Movies in the Park 2023

          Standing online to get my scoop of s’mores ice cream, I took a second to admire the present moment in front of me. Over one hundred and forty community members gathered on Thomas Jefferson Middle School’s field watching Disney’s

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a comprehensive behavioral program that teaches families to optimize their impact on substance-using family members while avoiding confrontation and detachment. This service is nonclinical and a scheduled training. Our CRAFT-trained peers are available

Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES): An Introduction

What is CARES? The Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES) is a peer-to-peer, volunteer-based recovery-oriented sanctuary headquartered in Rockaway, NJ. We exist to put a face on recovery, build recovery capital, and serve as a physical location for