33 overdose deaths recorded in county this year

By Lori Comstock New Jersey Herald Posted: Nov. 20, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 12:33 am By the end of this year in Sussex County, the number of overdose deaths due to opioid misuse is expected to be at, or possibly over, the number recorded in 2017, according to data from the state Office of[…]

Event celebrates addiction recovery, honors responders

By Eric Obernauer New Jersey Herald Posted: Sep. 28, 2018 12:01 am NEWTON — Three young people recovering from addiction publicly told their stories of hope and recovery Tuesday night at a Sussex County Community College ceremony held to honor more than 20 first responders for the lives they helped save over the past year by administering[…]

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Center receives $1.5M grant to fight opioid crisis

By Jennifer Jean Miller New Jersey Herald Posted: Sep. 23, 2018 12:01 am NEWTON — So far this year, 27 Sussex County residents have died of suspected overdose deaths. To help fight against the drug epidemic, the Center for Prevention and Counseling has been awarded a grant exceeding $1.5 million over the next three years. “This grant[…]

C.L.E.A.R. touts addiction recovery successes

By Kyle Morel New Jersey Herald Posted: Jul. 22, 2018 12:01 am NEWTON — Taylor Glasser vividly recalls the day that she says saved her life. Ironically, it involved a trip to the Newton police station for a theft charge. In tearfully recounting the story Friday morning in the Romano Conference and Education Center on the campus[…]

Neighboring Franklin businesses driving change in Sussex County

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018 12:01 am FRANKLIN — Neighboring Route 23 businesses Verizon premium retailer R-Wireless and TJ’s Pizzeria Cafe teamed up to make March a “Month of Giving,” and launched a program called “Change for Change.” Both businesses asked customers if they would like to round up on their purchase, with the customer’s change[…]

County human services forum aims to connect residents to help

By Katie Moen New Jersey Herald Posted: Mar. 30, 2018 12:01 am NEWTON — It takes more than one voice to hold a conversation, and it takes more than one conversation to find a solution. On Thursday, professionals from around the area gathered for the county’s first Human Services Forum to discuss local resource options for students[…]

County league addresses opioid crisis

Officials pledge to combat epidemic together PUBLISHED MAR 28, 2018 AT 3:21 PM By Rose Sgarlato SPARTA — The recently resuscitated Sussex County League of Municipalities met earlier this month to tackle the opioid epidemic that is plaguing the county, the state and the nation. “The Opioid epidemic affects each of our municipalities equally,” stated the[…]

Cheers to the Ogdensburg PD and Sunrise House

Cheers and Jeers Posted: Jan. 23, 2018 12:01 am Cheers to the Ogdensburg Police Department, which will soon be the eighth police department in Sussex County to participate in the Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (CLEAR) program, serving as an intake center for drug users who want to get clean. The other participating police departments[…]

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Center for Prevention is Looking for Recovery Coaches

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling, is accepting applications for people who want to become trained recovery coaches, which includes “sharing hope and offering help to people struggling with addiction.” “This is a volunteer opportunity that has the potential to become a paid position under the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program OORP which connects Emergency Room patients with a[…]