Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Clothes for Men in Recovery
We have a wonderful opportunity for men in recovery: a group of volunteers has donated a large selection of new clothes from Kohl's. All sizes, casualwear. 

If you or a loved one are in recovery, or on your way to treatment/sober living - and have a need in this area, please contact Bill G (609-587-7215).

Update: Walk with the Angels
The new numbers are in. In the first 6 months of 2014, COA paid over $30,000 for 50 young people to receive medical care, enter sober living and/or begin long term treatment for addiction. Without this support, many would not be in recovery today. 

If you make charitable donations, please consider supporting COA. We're doing a major fundraiser right now. Paul Ressler, who lost his own son, Corey, to addiction, has generously offered to match all donations up to a total of $1,000. To donate to his fundraising team, Team Corey, click here

To visit the main fundraising website for this event, click here.
Walk With the Angels will be held on September 14, 2014 in Mercer County Park to will support continued scholarships for recovery. 

The goal is to raise $50,000 and 100% of that will be used to send people to treatment for addiction and/or get them into sober living or medical care.


*COA is a service organization: all COA services are completely free of charge and everyone who works for COA is a volunteer. That means we can be completely objective and impartial, recommending the best options for our clients, based upon their individual situations. For help with a drug problem, call COA at 609-910-4942 or visit us online at
Affirmation Mirror Workshop
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone in Recovery!

This is a 2 day workshop using a combination of the technique of mosaic and layering!  We will start with an 8 x 8 inch square of wood.....and a piece of mirror.......and create a personalized inspirational beautiful piece of Art that will remind you each time you look at it how wonderful you are and how much you are loved!!

The cost of this workshop is: $40.00 (which is un-heard of for a 2 day workshop!)

This includes all materials to create a finished project

Square Peg's Cindy R. will work with you the entire time to help you learn and create your own personal Affirmation Mirror filled with your own personal messages that will help you each time you look at it to change those negative thought patterns that run through our minds every day! Cindy knows because she is also in addiction recovery and found a wonderful and fun way to express herself through Art!!  "I do not have any degrees in Art," she says.  "I just know what makes me happy and I allow myself to play! I would love to show you what I have learned.....and invite you to come and play too!"

The DATES : Saturday August 16th &
Sunday August 17th
The TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00

117 Farnsworth Ave
Bordentown NJ 

Seating is limited......registration can be made by phone.

This is open to only those affiliated with COA! Payment must be made in full 7 days before the class is to start to ensure your space! This will be a FUN and inspiring workshop done in an open laid back informative environment!

The only materials you will need to bring if you wish are those things that are meaningful to only you that Cindy may not have broken plates or little statutes etc., charms coins special broken jewelry tiny toys etc that you can incorporate into your piece that would only mean something to you!
Let's Talk About Recovery!
With 10 original shows, COARR plays Recovery Talk 24/7/365....past shows are available online at and in each show's online archive. 

Tune in thru the smartphone app (free in the iphone/droid stores) or on to hear what's playing now.....

Now in the COARR archive: yesterday's all-new "Families in Recovery" with Cathy & BIll.
In this show, Cathy and Bill discuss the impact of alcohol and drug addiction on families, and share from their own vast experience how families can manage this disease to regain their quality of life. 
For details about Cathy & Bill, click here. 
To listen to the show, 
click here
If you missed the very special "Women & Addiction" last week, it's now online - click here to listen

Terri's guest, Cheryl, is an inspiration to many, many people. Not only is she is in recovery herself after years of active addiction, but she has triumphed over one of life's toughest challenges - the death of her son. Cheryl has found renewed faith and strength in the tragedy of his loss, and used that experience to become an angel to countless others. "A voice of peace came to me and showed me the love my son is living in," she says about the day of his funeral. "That was such a gift of grace. I feel that my son is always with me, because we're always talking about him or sharing him. And people know that it's genuine - we just want to help others in their journey."
Cheryl has spoken out about New Jersey's heroin crisis on CBS News and in the London Times. She is a COA-trained Recovery Coach, and is now bringing COA to North Jersey.
Listen to past COARR shows any time:

For "Women & Addiction" with Terri Thomas, click here.

For "Hope Fiend" with Minister Rich Mollica, click here.

For "Emotional Sobriety" with Andy Finley MFT, click here.

For "Journey Thru the 12 Steps with the Life Recovery Bible," click here.

For "Share Your Scars" with Vicki, 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 .

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