Patrick's Story

BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OF THE CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST PROGRAM HAS CHANGED ME IN WAYS THAT ARE HARD TO ARTICULATE -...

Lisa's Story

Lisa Margotta Lisa is a person in long term recovery. What that means for her is she hasn’t used a drink or drug since December 26, 2012....

Caroline's Story

Caroline Bailey Caroline has fulfilled the curricula requirements to obtain her New Jersey State Certification as a Certified Peer...

Ella's Story

Ella Hi my name is Ella, and I’m an addict. I’m 18 years old, and I’ve lived in Morris County for the majority of my life. I’m a...

Kelly's Story

Kelly LaBar Kelly has been in long-term recovery since January 26 2003. She works in the recovery field as a CPRS and Project...

Gary's Story

Gary Rappold POOR OR RICH, BLACK OR WHITE, BLUE OR WHITE COLLAR, GAY OR STRAIGHT, IT DOESN'T MATTER While I was in the middle of my...

James's Story

James Fox James Fox is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist at CARES. Are you looking for support in your recovery? Call James Today...

Alicia's Story

ALICIA COOK Alicia Cook is a best-selling writer and award-winning activist from New Jersey whose work has been featured in numerous...

Dr. Steve Aydin

This is certainly a tough and broad issue. As a licensed, and board certified pain physician, I rarely find an indicated use for chronic...

Erika's Story

ERIKA SHORTWAY Erika Shortway is a person in long term recovery that has turned her experience with her own struggles with addiction into...

Loren's Story

NOT MY KID Being a parent of an addict I never even thought of the possibility that she would overdose. Always a possibility because it...

Michael's Story

MICHAEL CAVALLO Michael Cavallo grew up just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After injuries cut short his senior year as a college...