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15-5-21: What does this mean to you?

by PIK

Kids who start drinking before the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol dependency problem than those who waited until the legal age of 21. Research shows that young people’s...Learn More

The Argument for New Jersey Statewide Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

by PIK

Substance misuse, mental illness and suicide have reached alarming levels in all New Jersey communities. For instance, the annual fatal overdose rate for 15-24 year olds was more than 9% from...Learn More

Bringing ACEs Awareness to the Morris County Community

by Barbara Kauffman

Having been in the field of substance use disorder prevention for a very long time, I’m always anxious to find new research that helps us understand how to better serve the community, especially...Learn More

Compassion and Mutual Identification in Peer Work

by Patrick Roff

By Patrick Roff The mutuality created between “one alcoholic talking to another” has been the cornerstone of recovery since 1935. Webster’s dictionary defines “mutuality” using...Learn More

Second Hope for Hope One: Big wheels welcome new wheels to Morris Sheriff’s mobile drug intervention program

by PIK

At a ceremony in Morristown Monday, August 3rd, The Morris County Sheriff's Office announced the unveiling a new, custom-designed Hope One mobile outreach vehicle. The Hope One initiative provides...Learn More

Recovery Support During COVID-19

by Erika Shortway

I have been so amazed by all the helpers throughout our recovery communities in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watching as agencies have come together even more so than ever to stand...Learn More
Individual on virtual meeting

Prevention Programs

by PIK

As Covid-19 continues to shift the paradigm of education and prevention programs, Prevention is Key has continued to adapt and change with the needs of the Morris County residents. Normally,...Learn More

April 2020 Peer Spotlight

by PIK

With how vital it is for anyone seeking a path to Recovery be connected to the four pillars: Health, Home, Community and Purpose, CARES CPRS’s sprang to action to help individuals being released...Learn More

Your monthly “Peer-spective:” Why the recovery community was so quick to adapt amid a pandemic

by PIK

Hi all, I sincerely hope this article finds you well. I was asked to write the monthly “Peer-spective” article on the importance of staying connected in a time when we are all being asked...Learn More