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[…]

Opiates are ‘in our backyard’

By David Danzis New Jersey Herald Posted: Jan. 21, 2018 12:01 am FRANKLIN — The panel of experts who participated in the iHeartMedia TriState Opioid Epidemic Town Hall on Saturday morning all had one common message — it’s going to take everyone working together to fight addiction in our community. The town hall meeting, moderated by Sussex[…]

Addiction recovery program expanding

By David Danzis New Jersey Herald Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 12:01 am LAFAYETTE — Building on the success of the last 17 months, the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. program announced its expansion with another municipal police department joining and an additional 10 scholarships being offered by Sunrise House Treatment Center. During a press conference on Thursday morning at[…]

Program Expansion Press Conference

LAFAYETTE, N.J., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At a time when Sussex County is facing an opioid epidemic, Sunrise House Treatment Center and the Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) Program announced Thursday, January 18, that the program is expanding to help even more people with substance use disorder and addiction find recovery. The expansion includes the addition of several new police departments to serve[…]