Sylvia Lippe, MA LCADC CPS CCS

Title: Director Morris and Warren County, IDRC

Department: IDRC

What are your primary duties? Administrate all required duties of the County IDRC including but not limited to, staff supervision, reporting, client interviews, presenting IDRC curriculum, administration all IDP requirements.

Additional info. Past chair if N JDUI task force

Current Vic Chair NJ Alcohol & Drug Licensing Committee.

Where did you go to school and what did you study? Montclair University, BA, Sociology, minor in Psychology; Montclair University MA in counseling

How many years have you worked in the field? 30+ years in this field

Why do you work in the field? I was first introduced to the field of addiction during my undergraduate work. I completed my field work on the detox unit at St. Clares and from there became deeply interested in the effects addiction has on the whole family. I believe this is a health issue not an issue of a person’s ability to refrain from destructive behaviors.

I became involved in the legislative requirement to license the addiction field to bring it to a more professionally accepted profession. I have been on the licensing committee since its inception, and continue to believe in helping people during one of life’s hardest challenges. I continue to work to better the field of addiction and to be a resource for people in need.