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!
With this April's class, more
than 70 people have now been trained and certified by COA with the CCAR
Recovery Coach curriculum. Recovery Coaches serve
as personal guides and mentors to people seeking or already in long
term recovery. They remove barriers & obstacles to recovery by
connecting recoverees with resources, developing personalized wellness
plans, monitoring progress and providing lots of encouragement. Coaches
act as a compliment to counseling, 12-Step programs, spiritual pursuits,
community activities and other recovery support systems.
a non-profit organization, COA's mission is to be of service. We
understand that addiction is a mental, physical and emotional disease
that can leave lasting financial scars upon those it affects. Because of
this, we never charge the families and individuals we work with, but rely upon donations and sponsors to meet our expenses. With more and more calls for help, those expenses are rising.
But so is the assistance we are receiving from the Recovery Community.
are hugely grateful to our website advertisers, without whom we would
not be able to continue to provide services in the way that we do. These
advertisers represent many different types of facilities with a variety
of programs, but all have one thing in common: they are committed to
excellent care and support Recovery thru their partnership with COA as
well as other community activities.
Please check out their websites and/or their appearances on COA Recovery Radio!
Addiction Treatment Services International (ATSI) is a new facility in Galloway, New Jersey.
Footprints to Recovery
is a new treatment center in Hamilton, New Jersey that offers some
innovative programs such as career training thru a local business
school, relapse prevention and 90-day covered stays.
has relationships with many different treatment facilities - inpatient
& outpatient, secular & faith-based, local and out-of-state. In
fact, the facilities mentioned here represent only our newest sponsors!
We can therefore refer people to the right facility for them, based on
their individual needs. City of Angels NJ, Inc. remains an all-volunteer
organization; while some of our volunteers are employed in the recovery
field, none receive compensation for their work at COA. Furthermore,
COA never receives fees from treatment facilities in return for
Golf Tourney at Ancient Order of Hibernians
The Ancient Order of Hibernians has recently selected COA to receive proceeds from their Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, August 4 at Yardley Country Club in Yardley, PA. This will be a wonderful opportunity
for all of COA's golfing friends to help COA while they get in a round
of golf. There is also a "luncheon only" participation, which is
available for our COA non-golfer friends.
COARR archives have recently been expanded with show photos and links
to resources. Catch up on your favorite shows and listen to episodes you
COARR can be accessed via any Internet-enabled device - for the free smartphone app, visit your iphone or android store.
If you missed last week's "Women & Addiction" with guest hostTricia Abney from Addiction Jobs Board talking about jobs in the addiction field,the
show is now in the COARR archive. This is a super-informative show that
will benefit anyone who wants to work - or is currently working - in a
rehab, treatment center, counseling facility, sober home or other
recovery resource. To listen to the show, click here.
For "Wings Over Water: Creativity in Recovery" with recovery musician Kathy Moser, click here.
For "Laughter & Recovery" with stand up comic Wil B. Kleen, click here.
For "Relationships in Recovery" with Alexa, click here.
For "Saving Lives" with COA Director of Interventions Tom Redneck Clark, click here.
For "Nar-Anon Families of Addiction Information Line" click here .
Saturday, June 21: COA Open House
This year, it's all about adjuncts: what are these tools, how do they work and how can (or should?) they be used? Come find out.
Come to the Dwier Center for a full
afternoon of speakers talking about Narcan, Ibogaine and other
medications, the Overdose Prevention Act and more. We'll also be showing
THREE recovery films throughout the afternoon and serving light refreshments. COA Recovery Radio (www.coaradio.com) will be broadcasting live and many different groups & treatment centers will offer resources in our outdoor vendor park.
think Recovery should be available to everyone. It shouldn't only be
for those with the best insurance. So we will work with anyone who
reaches out to us, regardless of their treatment history, insurance
status or other details. You can learn more about COA scholarships in the video below.
Our Recovery Walk on September 14, 2014 in Mercer County Park will support continued scholarships for recovery.