Press-Release-Archive

 

2012

 

TRENTON … (July 5, 2012) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) Advocacy Leader Program will present a program on the Science of Addiction and Recovery. The featured speaker will be Florence Hilliard, a national expert on the brain science of addiction and recovery. This program is particularly timely in view of the June 28 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The event, which is free to the public, will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on July 12 at the Mercer County College Conference Center, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

 

 

 

2011

 

NCADD-NJ Releases Third Brochure in Series on Health Care Reform and Addiction

Trenton...(Sept. 6, 2011) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has released the third brochure in its series on health care reform as it relates to addiciton treatment.  The focus of the new publication is on some of the key parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPCACA).  The brochure examines how the PPACA intends to both improve care as it also brings down medical costs.

 

Letter to the Editor-Lawrence detox hearings.

Trenton...(July 11, 2011)-12 young adults from Hamilton township were killed over the last two years by a deadly affliction.  What disease did these individuals fall prey to?  Was is HIV? Leukemia?  Was it some rare form of cancer?  Would it surprise you to know that it was none of the above?  That in fact, these individuals all died directly or indirectly from the disease of addiction.

 

Dr. Bruce Stoud joins NCADD-NJ board.

Trenton...(March 10, 2011)- Dr. Bruce Stout, associate professor of Criminology at the College of New Jersey, has joined the Board of Directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, New Jersey (NCADD-NJ).  In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Stout has been a prominent advocate for reform of New Jersey's criminal justice system, proposing more drug courts and drug treatment instead of incarceration for non-violent offenders, both of which would produce a savings for the state and have been shown to reduce recidivism.

 

NCADD-NJ issues first in health care reform series.

TRENTON … (January 7, 2011) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) has released the first in a series of materials that will examine changes in addiction treatment to be seen under the federal health care reform. The initial document reviews a model of treatment and support services known as the Addiction Recovery Zone.

 

2010

 

 

Post cards hand delivered to the Governor

TRENTON … (May 20 , 2010) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) held a State House press conference this morning and then presented Governor Chris Christie’s office with thousands of post cards signed by constituents urging that addiction treatment funding be sustained. The postcard campaign included yesterday’s Day of Advocacy, during which constituents hand-delivered copies of the post cards to every legislative district office in the state.  

 

2009

 

Poll shows New Jersey with broad bi-partisan support for including addiction treatment in health ref

TRENTON … (September 23, 2009) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) today released the results of a local poll that shows broad support for increasing access to alcohol and drug addiction treatment.

Legislative district offices to be inundated with postcards
TRENTON … (June 10, 2009) – Thousands of postcards, many with personal appeals and signed by residents throughout New Jersey, will be hand-delivered to legislative district offices throughout New Jersey today as part of an effort to generate more revenue dedicated to treatment of addiction. The postcards, which are to be presented at the district offices by teams organized by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ), describe the cost in lives and dollars of untreated addiction and call for a five-cent-a-gallon increase in the beer tax to fund treatment.

NCADD-New Jersey launches campaign to press for addiction treatment
TRENTON … (May 13, 2009) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) today held a press conference at the Statehouse to launch an advocacy and media campaign aimed at Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap. A key component of the launch is a proposed increase in the state’s tax on beer to raise $7.5 million for treatment services. NCADD-NJ also released a report outlining the state’s treatment gap and the $3 billion in savings New Jersey would see if it met the treatment needs of residents.

NCADD-NJ launches Class of 2009 Advocacy Leadership Program
TRENTON … (March 25, 2009) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) is now accepting for applications for its 2009 Advocacy Leadership Program. The agency’s Advocacy Leadership Program, which is in its second year, is designed to foster, support and promote a generation of leaders in New Jersey committed to closing the state’s addiction treatment gap, to ending the stigmatization of addiction by promoting recovery, to ending discrimination experienced by persons in recovery, and to preventing addiction.

2008

 

Open Society Institute Awards $750,000 to NCADD-New Jersey To Expand Treatment for Drug and Alcohol
Baltimore ... (November 24, 2008) - The Open Society Institute today announced a $750,000 grant to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) to expand access to high-quality treatment for drug and alcohol addiction for individuals who need it.

Rally for Recovery to build bridge of recovery
TRENTON … (September 27 , 2008) – New Jersey’s Rally for Recovery 2008 secured a place in recovery history after it reached from Liberty State Park to Brooklyn, where New Jersey participants were ferried to help form a human bridge of recovery across the storied Brooklyn Bridge.

NCADD-NJ launches Recovery Voices Count
TRENTON … (September 25, 2008) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) launched its Recovery Voices Count (RVC) Campaign at a State House press conference today. New Jersey is among 10 states selected to take part in the national campaign, which seeks to build an addiction recovery constituency in each of the participating states through voter registration and education and will conduct a get-out-the-vote initiative.

NCADD-New Jersey calls for keg registration at state level
TRENTON … (January 8, 2008) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) today issued a call for state lawmakers to pass a statewide keg registration law to reduce youth use of alcohol and to curb the many traffic fatalities that result from youth drinking.

NCADD-New Jersey, FOAR-NJ head state Recovery Voices Count effort
TRENTON … (April 17, 2008) – New Jersey is among 10 states chosen to take part in an addiction recovery advocacy effort known as Recovery Voices Count. The initiative will build an addictions recovery constituency in each of the participating states through voter registration and education and a get-out-the-vote initiative, drawing in part from people in recovery and their families and friends.

2007

 

NCADD-New Jersey calls for passage of bill affording addiction coverage on par with state workers'
TRENTON … (December 10, 2007) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey today called for the Assembly to pass legislation (A-2512/S-807) that would give the public the same treatment coverage for mental health and addiction that New Jersey’s state workers already have.

NCADD-New Jersey gala to mark agency’s 25 years
TRENTON … (October 4, 2007) –The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala on Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

Moms petition Speaker Roberts on parity
ROBBINSVILLE … (December 9, 2007) – Parent-to-Parent, a South Jersey based organization which assists parents with addicted children statewide, will hold a rally at Speaker Joseph Robert’s Brooklawn Legislative District office Monday, December 10th at 1:00 pm to call for a General Assembly vote on A-2512 / S-807 which eliminates discriminatory insurance practices parents and many other New Jerseyans face when they seek mental health and addiction treatment for their children, family members, or themselves.

NCADD-New Jersey calls for statewide keg registration
TRENTON … (January 8, 2008) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) today issued a call for state lawmakers to pass a statewide keg registration law to reduce youth use of alcohol and to curb the many traffic fatalities that result from youth drinking.

NCADD-New Jersey releases Decision 2007
TRENTON … (October 15, 2007) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has released Decision 2007, comprising the agency’s 2007 Election Guide and its Candidate Survey on state addiction and prevention issues. The Election Guide provides information on issues surrounding addiction and prevention as well as general information on the upcoming election for the New Jersey Senate and Assembly.

NCADD-New Jersey issues guide outlining rights of recovering addicts
TRENTON … (August 1, 2007) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has released a guide outlining the rights of individuals who are in recovery from addiction. The document is designed to help people in recovery gain access to housing, employment, education and health care.

NCADD-New Jersey issues primer on keg registration
TRENTON … (April 23, 2007) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ), in recognition of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, has released a primer to assist local governments statewide enact a keg registration ordinance.

NCADD-NJ looks to federal parity forum to advance issue within the state
TRENTON … (February 26, 2007) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) applauds today’s health insurance parity forum in Trenton, conducted by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) as part of their national campaign to win support for their bill to require proper treatment for addiction or mental illness. The forum is expected to lend some impetus to the New Jersey addiction and mental health parity legislation (S-807/A-2512) on which NCADD-NJ has worked with state policy-makers and other advocates.

2006

 

NCADD-New Jersey issues Decision 2006
TRENTON … (October 24, 2006) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, has released Decision 2006, comprising the agency’s 2006 Election Guide and its Candidate Survey. The Election Guide provides information on issues surrounding addiction and prevention as well as general information on the upcoming election for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

NCADD-New Jersey receives RWJF award to advance addiction treatment
TRENTON … (July 17, 2006) –The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) is the recipient of a three-year, $282,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.

NCADD-New Jersey and Macy’s join forces to combat youth alcohol use
TRENTON … (March 7, 2006) –The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-New Jersey) is participating in Macy’s Community Shopping Day to raise funds to further its work to reduce youth use of alcohol.

NCADD-NJ welcomes Institute of Medicine report
TRENTON … (January 5, 2006) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) embraces the recently released Institute of Medicine (IOM) findings on addictive disorders and mental health, which recognizes that alcoholism and other drug addictions are legitimate diseases and should be treated as such.

 

2005

 

NCADD-NJ releases Decision 2005
TRENTON … (October 3, 2005) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey today released its preview of the upcoming General Election, Decision 2005, to inform voters of candidates’ positions on addiction issues and to provide other important election-related information.

NCADD-NJ’s addiction discrimination report released, dramatized
TRENTON … (September 20, 2005) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, in concert with the release of a report on addiction discrimination, debuted a spoken word work today dramatizing the challenges that confront people with an addiction.

NCADD-NJ Releases Film on Addiction Advocacy
TRENTON … (July 5, 2005) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) has released a short film entitled “Together There's Nothing We Can't Change” that reveals the importance of personal stories in advocating for policy change.

NCADD-NJ urges nickel per gallon tax hike to fund treatment
TRENTON … (May 18, 2005) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey issued a call today for the Legislature to approve a five-cent per gallon increase in the excise tax on alcohol and dedicate the revenue to expanding addiction treatment and prevention.

NCADD-New Jersey Releases Proposals to Overcoming Addictions Bias
TRENTON … (April 19, 2005) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) today released a collection of recommendations by a panel of legal, medical, and policy experts to address the most common forms of discrimination facing people with an addiction or in recovery from an addiction.

NCADD-NJ budget testimony urges treatment outlay
TRENTON … (March 16, 2005) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey today contributed testimony on the state’s Budget urging an investment in expanding treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, an issue that received considerable attention in last fall’s debate over needle exchange.

Polling: residents support sentencing reform and treatment over prison
TRENTON … (Jan. 25, 2005) – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) invited the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) to participate in a press conference announcing the results of an Eagleton Institute poll FAMM commissioned showing strong support in the state for sentencing reform.

2004

 

NCADD-NJ report outlines savings to state businesses through addiction health coverage
TRENTON … (Dec 1, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has issued a public policy report demonstrating that New Jersey businesses stand to realize considerable savings by expanding addiction treatment coverage in their health care plans.

NCADD-NJ releases Decision 2004
TRENTON … (October 20, 2004) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, as it has for the past three years, is releasing an election guide, Decision 2004. In addition to the guide, NCADD-NJ is making available to voters a survey of the state’s Congressional candidates’ views on the war on drugs, youth alcohol use and sentencing of non-violent offenders. Both can be accessed at www.ncaddnj.org/publicaffairs/decision2004.htm.

NCADD-NJ responds to treatment amendment
TRENTON … (October 4, 2004) – At the request of New Jersey General Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Roberts, the Assembly Appropriations Committee amended A-3256, which permits the establishment of sterile syringe access programs in New Jersey, to include a $10 million dollar appropriation for drug treatment.

New Jersey’s third annual Recovery Walk set for September 18
TRENTON … (September 8, 2004) – New Jersey’s third annual Recovery Walk, recognizing the thousands in the state whose lives have been reclaimed from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, will take place from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on September 18, 2004, at Liberty State Park.

Eagleton Polling Finds Broad Support for an Alcohol Tax Increase
TRENTON … (May 24, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey released public opinion polling today that reveals broad public support for increasing the New Jersey’s alcohol tax to pay for additional treatment and prevention programs and also demonstrates an understanding by New Jerseyans that youth use of alcohol is a significant problem facing the state.

NCADD-New Jersey Responds to National Poll on Addiction’s Impacting a Majority of Americans
TRENTON … (May 14, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, which has commissioned two state-wide surveys revealing the widespread effects of addiction on New Jersey residents, has seen its findings at the state level reflected in new national polling.

NCADD-NJ launches sobering facts website to confront youth alcohol use
TRENTON … (April 21, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has launched a website, www.soberingfacts.org, to educate the public about youth use of alcohol and the harm that comes of it.

NCADD-NJ launches youth alcohol campaign, endorses booze tax increase
TRENTON … (April 20, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey at a State House press conference today voiced its support for a Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse resolution to increase the state’s tax on alcohol, part of a broad campaign by the council to confront youth alcohol use.

NCADD-NJ responds to governor's opposition to alcohol tax
TRENTON … (February 26, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence New Jersey questioned Governor James McGreevey’s inconsistency in aiming to raise the cigarette tax by 300 percent in the past three years while showing no interest in a higher state excise tax on alcohol.

NCADD-NJ case for alcohol tax increase to advisory body rests on combating underage drinking
TRENTON … (January 20, 2004) – A National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey presentation today outlined the benefits of an increase in the state’s alcohol excise tax for the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, which is considering a resolution recommending the increase.

NCADD-NJ introduces new logo
TRENTON … (January 12, 2004) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey today launched a branding initiative with a redesigned logo that both reflects the organization’s distinguished work in addiction advocacy and education and looks forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

2003

 

Survey of candidates finds most see addiction as a public health problem
TRENTON --Oct. 17, 2003 -– The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey surveyed the state’s legislative candidates in the Nov. 4 election on addiction issues, finding that nearly 9 of 10 of those running for office here subscribed to the general belief that addiction was a public health matter.

Academy of Sciences findings on youth drinking
TRENTON -- (September 10, 2003) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, which has focused much of its energies this year on the persistent problem of youth use of alcohol, welcomed the release today of a report by the National Academy of Sciences, “Reducing Underage Drinking, A Collective Responsibility.”

NCADD-NJ launches New Jersey Addiction Treatment Locator
TRENTON - Aug. 14, 2003 – New Jersey addiction counselors as well as residents in the state with an alcohol or drug problem now have an online resource allowing them to find treatment providers offering care that is both convenient and appropriate.

NCADD-NJ paper confronts underage drinking, details six remedies
TRENTON - (July 29, 2003) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey today released a policy paper examining the state’s disturbing and destructive underage drinking problem and outlining six measures to confront the issue.

NCADD-NJ reaction to State Supreme Court decision on drug testing
TRENTON - (June 10, 2003) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey views yesterday’s State Supreme Court decision upholding random drug testing of students at Hunterdon Central Regional High School as sustaining one element in a community-wide response to the growing problem of youth alcohol and drug use.

STATE’S MODEL ADDICTIONS PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS PROFILED IN CASE STUDY
TRENTON … (March 20, 2003) -- New Jersey’s unmatched program to meet the addiction treatment needs of deaf, hard of hearing and disabled individuals is the subject of a recently released case study that was presented at the Statehouse today by John deMiranda, executive director of the National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability.

NCADD-NJ Proposes Alcohol Excise Tax Increase
TRENTON (Feb. 3, 2003) -- The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey today proposed that the state increase its excise tax on alcohol. In addition to NCADD-NJ, the proposed tax increase on alcoholic beverages received support from the Association of Treatment Providers and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The impetus for the tax increase is the benefit it would have on the public health, primarily by helping to reduce underage drinking, just as tobacco tax increases have greatly curtailed youth smoking.

2002

 

NCADD-NJ Welcomes News Of Drop In Student Alcohol And Drug Use, But Notes That Work Remains
TRENTON (December 18, 2002) --  The  recently released Monitoring the Future survey of the nation’s secondary school students revealing an across-the-board decrease in youth drinking, drug use and smoking was embraced as a hopeful sign by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, with some caveats related to New Jersey-specific issues.

Candidates Make Poor Showing In NCADD-NJ Addiction Issues Survey
TRENTON - (October 29, 2002) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey distributed a survey on addiction issues to each of the state’s 27 candidates for Congress in this year’s general election, but the response rate was as disappointing as voter turnout in a school board contest.

NCADD-NJ’s Decision 2002 Election Guide Now Available
TRENTON (October 8, 2002) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has released a booklet to provide voters with an overview of some of the critical issues concerning addiction in the state. The document, “Decision 2002, At a Crossroads of Addiction Policy,” is available on-line as well as in printed form. Also available on the NCADD-NJ website, www.ncaddnj.org, are the responses of New Jersey’s candidates for the House of Representatives and Senate to questions on addiction issues that are summarized in Decision 2002.

Friends of Recovery-New Jersey to Hold Addiction Recovery Walk Sept. 22 in Trenton

Mercerville (Sept. 12, 2002) - The grassroots addiction recovery advocacy group Friends of Recovery - New Jersey (FOR-NJ) is marking this September's observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with the state's inaugural Recovery Walk.

Eagleton survey commissioned by NCADD-NJ shows state’s broad concern over alcoholism, drug addiction
MERCERVILLE (August 21, 2002) – An Eagleton Institute survey commissioned by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey to gauge statewide attitudes on addiction issues underscores that most New Jerseyans consider addiction to alcohol or drugs a pressing concern. Ninety percent of state residents view alcoholism and drug addiction as a serious problem, but the poll also reveals misconceptions about treatment availability along with some inconsistencies indicative of stigma.

NCADD-NJ Presents Eagleton Survey Findings on Addiction Issues as Spur to Legislative Action
MERCERVILLE (August 21, 2002) – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey’s Director of Public Affairs and Policy John Hulick at a State House press conference today announced the release of an Eagleton Institute survey on addiction issues and, with the Legislature about to reconvene, urged state policy-makers to act on findings of residents having widespread concern about addiction and showing firm support for providing sufficient treatment for alcoholism and other drug addiction.

Five new members elected to NCADD-NJ’s Board of Directors
MERCERVILLE (July 12, 2002)-- The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence- New Jersey’s Board of Directors convened its June 18 meeting with five new members whose wide-ranging experience, which includes the clergy, education and high public office, is expected to enrich the organization for the foreseeable future.

Rhodes joins NCADD-NJ Board of Directors
MERCERVILLE (July 12, 2002) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has named Emanuel Rhodes, who has spent his career as counselor and community educator in the field of addiction treatment and recovery, to the organization’s Board of Directors.

Waldman joins NCADD-NJ Board of Directors
MERCERVILLE (July 2, 2002) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey has named William Waldman, a visiting professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work, to its Board of Directors. Waldman had a distinguished career in human services, including having served on the cabinets of Republican and Democratic governors of New Jersey, most recently as the commissioner of Human Services under Gov. Christine Todd Whitman.

Jacangelo elected to the Board of Directors
MERCERVILLE (June 27, 2002) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey(NCADD-NJ) has named Joseph Jacangelo, a lifelong educator, to its Board of Directors.

Davidson joins NCADD-NJ Board of Directors
MERCERVILLE (June 26, 2002) - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey (NCADD-NJ) has elected the Rev. Bruce Davidson to its Board of Directors.

NCADD-NJ welcomes parity legislation
May 13, 2002 -- The NCADD_NJ applauds Sen. John Matheussen (R-Washington), Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) and Assemblywoman Mary Previte (D-Camden) for their parity legislation.

NCADD-New Jersey PSAs expand awareness campaign
April 8, 2002 --NCADD-New Jersey has developed and released a series of radio Public Series Announcements as part of an education and prevention campaign to run throughout April, which is Alcohol Awareness Month.

Treatment component essential to needle exchange initiative
April 5, 2002 -- The NCADD-NJ views needle exchanges as consistent with its overarching goal of treating addiction as a public health issue. 

2001

 

Recovery advocacy group plans open house
November 26, 2001 -- An open house to promote and celebrate recovery from alcoholism and other drug addiction and to reduce stigma will be held.

NCADD-NJ announces results of candidates' survey
October 23, 2001 -- Eighty percent of New Jersey major party candidates responding to a questionnaire on addiction treatment and prevention issues believes that alcohol and drug addiction is a preventable, treatable chronic disease.

NCADD-NJ publishes NJ state election guide
September 5, 2001 -- Decision 2001: At a Crossroad on Addiction Policy, a guide to New Jersey's general election, has been published by the NCADD-NJ.

Talk focuses on first female to get sober AA
September 5, 2001 -- Sally and David Brown, authors of A Biography of Mrs. Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous, will share their thoughts and insights about her.

Recovery day ceremony slated for state house
September 5, 2001 -- Recovery Day will be celebrated between noon and 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the State House in Trenton with entertainment, a proclamation ceremony and a special closing.

Sunrise gathering to kick off Recovery Month
August 25, 2001 -- A sunrise gathering to kick off Recovery Month, which celebrates recovery from alcohol and drug diseases, will be from 6: 15 to 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Divine Word Missionaries, Park Street, Bordentown.

NCADD-NJ launches new web site
May 18, 2001 -- A new web site featuring New Jersey news on alcoholism and addiction public policy issues has been created by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey.

Recovery historian/author to speak April 19 at The Peddie School
April 2, 2001-- William White, the historian-author who writes about the history of treatment for recovery from alcohol and drug diseases, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

Recovery advocacy group formed
February, 2001 -- A statewide organization to advocate for recovering people and their families has been formed in New Jersey with help from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey.

Addiction training courses offered
January 15, 2001 -- The NCADD-NJ Center for Training has announced the 2001 schedule of trainings for the Addiction Severity Index 9ASI) and the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria.

Alcoholics, addicts in recovery sought for advocacy work
January, 2001 -- The NCADD-NJ is compiling a list of recovering alcoholics and addicts and their family members who would be willing to tell their stories to the press and/or testify at public hearings on addiction-related issues.

 

 




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