Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Melissa Bradley When Melissa Bradley describes her relationship with alcohol, she likens the substance to a weapon. She grew up feeling fear in every situation. At first, she was able to use alcohol to defend herself from feelings of social discomfort and anxiety. It brought a sense of belonging
Collegiate Recovery Programs: Green Lights and Red Flags The recent proliferation of collegiate recovery programs is a great boon for young people who wish to pursue higher education in a manner consistent with their recovery. There are some consistent qualities that indicate a reputable program, and there are some warning signs that students
Mariel Hufnagel Keynote Speech to SCCC Graduates Our ED Mariel Samantha Hufnagel was honored to be the keynote speaker at Sussex County Community College’s 2018 graduation on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Newton, New Jersey. Below is a transcript of her remarks made before the graduating class: Good evening President Dr. Jon Connelly, esteemed Trustees, distinguished
What is SMART Recovery? There are many paths to a successful recovery from substance misuse. While 12-step and other spirituality-based programs often get the most press, there are other options available, either instead of or in concert with, those programs. One of the more widespread and well-respected alternatives is the SMART Recovery program.