We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
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June 8 - 14, 2013, City of Angels will offer Recovery Coach training
for anyone interested in serving as a guide or mentor to people in
recovery or seeking recovery. This week-long, 30-hour training class is
invaluable for anyone living or working with addiction sufferers
including counselors, health care professionals, teachers, friends and
Recovery Coach training is identical to the training developed by the
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and upon completion,
participants will be certified as a CCAR Recovery Coach.
There is one big difference between the COA and CCAR programs, however:
the COA training costs about half the price of the CCAR training. Early
registration rates will be in effect for the COA Recovery Coach Academy
for a limited time until seats are full, so if you are interested in
this program, please register online as soon as you can. The January class was full with 30 participants.
For more details about COA Recovery Coach training, or to register, click here.
Kevin Meara Interview on Good Samaritan Law
Sunday, April 21 at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm, and Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30
pm, City of Angels Executive Advisory Committee Chairman Kevin Meara
will appear on NJTV's Due Process to talk about the Good Samaritan
Emergency Response Act.
The act, which was vetoed by Governor Christie last October, is designed to help prevent drug overdoses by providing immunity from prosecution for people who seek medical assistance for someone experiencing an overdose.
Now, many drug users are afraid to call 911 on behalf of a friend or
acquaintance for fear of being arrested themselves. At least 10 other
states have passed similar legislation and many in the addiction
community believe that these laws save lives. As the New Jersey bill
overwhelmingly passed in the State Legislature last year and policy
research is ongoing, it is possible that the law could still be enacted.
If you miss Kevin's appearance on NJTV, you can watch the show online after it airs by clicking here.
Due Process, a
production of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein
School of Planning and Public Policy, is a critically acclaimed weekly
series on law and justice issues.
COA Speaking Engagements
This month, representatives from COA spoke at Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville, NJ about drug abuse.
On April 8 and 10,
Kevin, Redneck, Michelle and John told their stories to several junior
health classes and on April 15, they returned to speak to faculty.
Because all have lived through drug addiction or the addiction of a
loved one, their testimonies hit home: shortly afterward, several
students called COA asking for help for themselves or a friend.
To educate the public about this disease and recovery resources,
COA regularly speaks about addiction at schools, community groups and
events. All speaking engagements are free of charge.
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.
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.
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.
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.