Thursday, March 7, 2013


New Meetings at the Dwier Center

City of Angels NJ is proud to introduce a support group 
for veterans which will kick-off on
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at the Dwier Center - 392 Church Street, Hamilton NJ 08620. The meeting will be opened by Eric Arauz, who is a Navy veteran of Operation Desert Storm and president of AIE, Arauz Inspirational Enterprises, LLC. 

"We are so fortunate to have Eric Arauz at our inaugural veterans support meeting. He is the author of An American's Resurrection, an internationally supported book on bipolar 1 disorder, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and child abuse", said Pam Wilson, Executive Director of City of Angels. Everyday, more veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan and while there are a variety of services afforded them, COA is offering a chance for them to just meet and talk to fellow veterans. 

Assisting in coordinating the veterans support meeting will be COA's Lead Interventionist, Tom "Redneck" Clark, who himself is a Marine veteran. "In addition to Eric Arauz, we will have Rich Bulvid join us, as Rich was drafted into the U.S.Army out of high school and served in a Combat Infantry, Air Mobil Unit, 1st Air Cav. and was wounded se
veral times, receiving the Purple Hearts (2), Bronze Star w V Device, Air Medal for Combat Air Assaults, CIB, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry", said Clark. 
Other new meetings include a support group for those who self injure, each Saturday night at 6:00 pm and an NA meeting for women that begins at 7:00 pm every Tuesday night.

For a complete list of meetings held at the Dwier Center and COA events, click here.
Open House Videos
The Effects of Addiction on the Brain.wmv
The Effects of Addiction on the Brain.wmv

City of Angels' 4th annual Open House was a huge success, with a full afternoon of speakers, information, camaraderie and of course, refreshments. If you missed some or all of it, videos of the speakers are now online.

To watch keynote speaker and Trentonian columnist L.A. Parker discuss his journey of recovery, click here.

For Launching Point founder Vicki Duffy discussing self injury, click here
For Dr. Karl Benzio describing how addiction affects the brain, click here
 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 new Thursday night veteran's support group, Saturday night self-injury support group, 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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