Friday, August 22, 2014

At Walk with the Angels on Sept. 14.....
At Walk with the Angels on Sept 14, Cornerstone Health & Wellness ( will be running free fitness activities....join us for 2 body weight challenges, a battling ropes challenge and a class on the basics of Kettlebell training. 

"Kettlebells are a piece of equipment that we use frequently at Cornerstone and that have revolutionized how we access our workouts," says owner Marc Bifano. "They have been around for many years dating back all the way to the original Olympic games. They are a very versatile piece of equipment that can be used anywhere and can work many different muscles."Cornerstone Health & Wellness is a recovery-friendly gym conveniently located on Quakerbridge Rd. in Hamilton. 

If you haven't already registered for the Walk, don't delay!  Only people who register online in advance will receive the official Walk with the Angels t-shirt.....this is a special, limited edition design.... register today at:


Walk With the Angels will be held onSeptember 14, 2014 in Mercer County Park to will support continued scholarships for recovery. It will feature live music from Dana Isles & Facedown as well as Dirty Jerzee (formerly Soulfire), testimonials from recoverees, great food, vendors & more....

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
Recovery Coach Training

Just in: dates for the final 2014 Recovery Coach training class. So far, COA has trained more than 70 recovery coaches, who are using their skills in their professional careers, service work (like at COA!), and personal lives. For details about COA's Recovery Coaches, click here.

This will be COA's 4th class, and will be held Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

For details about this class, or to register, click here If you are interested in this training, PLEASE REGISTER ASAP. There has been a lot of interest in this class, and we expect it to fill soon, especially since COA offers the class at a substantial discount to identical trainings from other organizations.
Fri., Aug 29: COA Angels at Trenton Thunder

The City of Angels baseball team, the Angels, will host a fundraising event at the Trenton Thunder.

COA will have 200 tickets for the Thunder's Fridaynight 7:05 pm August 29, game against the Reading Phillies at Thunder Stadium. Tickets are $11 and it's "Bobble-Head" give away night.

In addition, the Angels will play a game at Thunder Stadium against their NJABL rivals, the Mercer Panthers. The game will be on Sunday, August 24 at noon. More details to follow.

City of Angels is a non-profit, 501c.3 and proceeds will go to support COA's community outreach efforts with the Angels.

Stay tuned for a possible VIP fundraiser the night of the Aug 29 game in a Thunder Luxury box. Only twenty tickets will be available for this event.

The Angels star pitcher, twenty year-old Sage Ferraro, lost his battle with addictions on July 14 and will be remembered by City of Angels.

Contacts for tickets will be Angels: Jon Dilisa (609) 638-1571, Brett Marini (609) 802-8661, Jon Macciocca (609) 906-0988 and Panthers: Ray Bearce (609) 571-5072.
Let's Talk About Recovery!

With 10 original shows, COARR plays Recovery Talk 24/7/365....past shows are available online 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.....


If you missed last week's excellent new episode of "Families and Recovery", it's now in the online archive. 

In this show, Cathy and Bill talk about the effects of alcoholism on the family - a subject they both have many, many years of experience with.  
This show is insightful, inspiring, informative and funny! 

Ask a question about co-dependency and other family issues anonymously You will receive a response via email or over the air - whichever you prefer.
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.
Help for Families in Williamstown, NJ

Please join us as City Of Angels Williamstown Chapter Family Group Meetings begin at the Pfeiffer Community Center, Conference Room B (upstairs), 301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown, NJ 08094.

Addiction is a Family Disease that is an "equal opportunity destroyer" that can inflict on any family regardless of where you live or who you are. There are no statistics or data that is driven by the emotional, physical, and mental effects caused by addiction.

However, there are ways to cope when a loved one suffers from substance dependency. Open communication is very important to re-establishing and maintaining a healthy family dynamic, during and after the addicted family member's treatment.

Deepening the understanding of substance abuse by sharing personal experiences and seeing that No One Has To Do This Alone is the first step to restore the balance not only in your own life you for the family as well.

COA's Family Support Group Meetings offer education, resources, peer support and hope for parents, family members, loved ones and those who are affected by the disease of addiction to encourage and promote Healthy Recovery for Families. Meetings are the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.

For more information please email

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