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!
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. The next scheduled training is:
Program Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Saturday, April 30, 2016
Location: First Baptist Church of Hightstown, 125 S Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520
Register now to receive an early registration discount of $100!
For more details about this class, or to register online, click here.
New on COA Recovery Radio
Have you ever wanted to know what a heroin addict is thinking that keeps them stuck in that cycle of use? Do you wish you could help them, but not risk enabling? Are you struggling with your own drug use and want hope for how to get out of that lifestyle - and stay out?
In last week's "Stop Feeding the Predators", Lynn asks the questions you've wanted to ask. Justin, an addict for 5 years, gives the answers. In this blunt and honest show, Justin shares his thoughts before and during drug use. He talks about the people he loves and what they did that helped - and things that made it worse. He tells his story about being in prison. He also explains exactly what it took for him to find his sobriety and change his life for the better.
Get inspired to improve your health! On this new "Wellness in Recovery", host Carol Rickard shares practical tools on getting & staying healthy. One example: "Think of failure as Finding An Important Lesson Using Real Experiences - it's not a bad thing if we can use it to learn from", she says. This is a show you can listen to over & over again - there's THAT MUCH great info in it!
Carol Rickard, LCSW has written 10 books about stress reduction, weight loss, depression, smoking, wellness. She also works one-on-one with clients.To learn more about her counseling practice, click here. To see her books, click here.
For more "Wellness in Recovery" on demand,click here.
New Resources for the Uninsured & Homeless
For anyone who needs detox or treatment for addiction but doesn't have insurance or is homeless, COA has just launched a new online resource. These pages have all the details on who to contact in each New Jersey county, as well as information for Pennsylvania residents. They also contain information about sober homes.
If you made less than $62,000 last year, the United Way offers a program in which accountants will prepare your taxes free of charge. Why pay someone else to do your taxes if you don't have to? Yay, United Way!