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!
Tune into the latest "Families and Recovery" for Gina and Carl's story, "Journey of Recovery". Ride the river of denial, smell the stigma of addiction. Welcome to the family. Why did my son have to have this disease? Hear about the hardest decision of their lives. Listen as MaMa Bear and PaPa Bear come to understand they need to go in the opposite direction. But it doesn't come so natural....
Learn how to Harness the Power of Your Mind in the latest "Wellness in Recovery". In this show, host Carol Rickard shares tools for dealing with emotional challenges, including alternatives to eating, smoking, excessive shopping and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Carol Rickard, LCSW has written 10 books about stress reduction, weight loss, depression, smoking, wellness. She also works one-on-one with clients.To see her books, click here.
For more "Wellness in Recovery" on demand,click here.
No matter what you've been through, people will always want to know "what happened?" This question will be asked when someone is sexually assaulted, too. There are times when you will need to give details (for prosecution, or your own acknowledgement) and other times, when it's no one's business.
In the latest "Stop Feeding the Predators", host Lynn McClain talks about the graphic details of sexual assaults. (No actual details are given in this show. It is safe to listen.) She educates about who will need to know the graphic details, who doesn't, and why the details really don't matter in order to find YOUR emotional healing from sexual assault.
For more "Stop Feeding the Predators", click here.
April 24 - 30 - Recovery Coach Training at COA
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 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!