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Mariel Hufnagel testimony to the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget

Mariel Hufnagel testimony to the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget Our ED Mariel Hufnagel testified on April 9, 2018 at the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget. Her testimony urged for addiction to be funded like

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month! If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve probably seen the proliferation of internet posts about “wine mommies,” “drink every time a character does ‘X’,” or even viral memes about the results and consequences of excessive consumption. This type of normalization of unhealthy behavior in the US is

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Elia Marie Hopkins

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Elia Marie Hopkins From her teenage years using drugs, Elia has embraced the recovery process and now coaches other people suffering from substance misuse disorders to wellness. Her enduring belief in the hope and power of the recovery process has allowed her to begin the healing process and parlay

Medication Assisted Treatment Gains Ground with Forthcoming FDA Guidance

Medication Assisted Treatment Gains Ground with Forthcoming FDA Guidance The opioid misuse epidemic continues to grow across the US, taking hold in every community large and small, affluent and impoverished. One treatment option is medication assisted treatment, also known as MAT, but there has been widespread confusion over the appropriate prescribing practices. Now,

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day without Substances

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day without Substances When we first enter recovery, and St. Patrick’s Day pops up on a calendar or in an advertisement, it can be easy to dismiss the holiday as simply an excuse for excessive drinking. Once we broaden our horizons a bit, we can find new, healthy ways to