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!
The next Recovery Coach class will be June 22 - June 28 in Gloucester County, NJ.
For more details, or to register for this class, click here.
Developed by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at COA is a week-long training opportunity designed for those interested in serving as a recovery coach. It is the first peer-based recovery coaching and training program designed for people interested in guiding individuals into and through long-term recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Since January 2013, COA has trained more than 120 Recovery Coaches. To visit COA's Recovery Coach webpage, click here.
Take This Survey, Help Fight Addiction!
The Prevention Coalition of Mercer County (PCMC) needs your help in battling drug addiction!
This voluntary survey will take about five minutes of your time and will help the Prevention Coalition's efforts to strengthen our community's capacity to address substance abuse issues across the lifespan for residents of Mercer County. We can see if we are making a difference by tracking community change over time.To take the survey, click here.
The PCMC is a community group made up of representatives from treatment centers, government, the healthcare system, the school system, parents, the recovery community and others. Its mission is to reduce substance abuse through collaboration and sharing of resources. COA is an active member. To learn more about PCMC, click here.
New on COA Recovery Radio
This week's "Saving Lives" is a special tribute to the lives that have recently been lost....35 overdoses in the past 7 days, and counting....in it, Jessi, Keith & Rob talk about super-pure dope, barriers to treatment, summertime triggers, the stigma of addiction and why, despite all the challenges & temptations, recovery is worth it! "It's sad but I have hope, because for each person we lose, dozens more are in treatment," says Rob, who is COA's Director of Community Outreach as well as a certified interventionist and Recovery Coach.
Last year, opioid abuse claimed nearly 800 lives in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey is among the growing number of states where first responders can administer life-saving medication to reverse an overdose. What happens after?
As a co-sponsor of this event, COA will have an information table at this event. For more details, click here.