Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Saturday, Feb. 23: COA Open House

On Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, City of Angels NJ, Inc. will host its 4th annual Open House at the Dwier Center (392 Church Street, Groveville, NJ).
This inspiring, educational - and free - event features a great lineup of speakers including Dr. Karl Benzio from Lighthouse Network, who will discuss how addiction affects the brain; Dr. John J. Blette, who will describe evidence-based interventions for offenders; Justin Sabatino from Recovery Compliance Inc., who will discuss personalized compliance programs for recoverees; and keynote speaker L.A. Parker, who will talk about his journey of recovery to a successful career in journalism.

Many community groups and treatment centers will be on hand to provide details about their services, including Summit Behavioral Health, The Retreat, Seabrook House, Livengrin, Addictions Victorious, Nar-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous, Young People in Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, Launching Point, and many others.

Refreshments will be provided by Groveville's best Italian restaurant, Family Nest.

Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to learn about new approaches to addiction recovery and new resources for recoverees and their families.

For details about this event, including speaker times and bios, please click here. To watch videos of some of last year's speakers, click here.
Sunday, Feb. 24: Art Retreat at COA
From 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 24,
Red Tent Today will host an Art Retreat at the Dwier Center (392 Church Street, Groveville, NJ). 
The Art Retreat is a spiritual experience where participants use paints, pastels and other media to create visual representations of their thoughts and feelings. It's also just a lot of fun! No need to be an accomplished artist to join in...all are welcome from the trendsetters to the "creatively challenged".
To learn more about Red Tent Today, click here.
This event is limited to 15 people. There is no charge. If you would like to attend, please email CityofAngelsNJ@hotmail.com to reserve a place.
COA Honored by Mercer County Friendly Sons
City of Angels is honored to be selected by the Mercer County chapter of the Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick as its Community Service Organization for 2013. 
The Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick is a large philanthropic organization that for many generations has supported the community thru scholarships, grants, donations and other good works. Each year, it honors one male business /community leader, one female business /community leader, and one organization. The awards will be bestowed at a black tie dinner dance held at John Henry's Stone Terrace in Hamilton on March 14. Many people from COA will be attending, and Bracco Diagnostics has purchased a table in COA's name. 

If you would like to support COA by attending, or purchase a table, please contact us at CityofAngelsNJ@hotmail.comTickets are $150 per person, $1,500 per table, all of which will be donated back to the community by the Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick.
 COA hosts support group meetings for both addiction sufferers and their families every day of the week at the Dwier Center (392 Church Street, Groveville, NJ). This includes 12-step meetings, a Sunday night Spirituality Meeting and the popular Sunday morning family support group, The Breakfast Club. To check out our online calendar, click here.
For directions to the Dwier Center, click here. 
The COA website now offers an Addiction News Feed with the latest studies, reports, new and other info on addiction. It's updated in real time with the top 30 articles. To read the feed, click here. 
New videos are up on the COA YouTube channel. To watch, click here.

Join COA's Pinterest community! To visit the boards, click here.
Keep current on COA activites - join the COA group on Facebook!  COA news is posted first on Facebook, and this page often has photos not available elsewhere. Click here to visit.

City of Angels NJ, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides many services to addicts and their families including interventions, recovery support, Family Program, counseling services and more. All of our services are provided at no charge.

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