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The Holidays Are Hard on Everyone

The Holidays Are Hard on Everyone
By the time you read this, the last remnants of your Thanksgiving meal would have been eaten. The craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just behind us. And now we start to look forward to the remaining holidays. You know, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. And of course, New Year’s. From festive parties to the stress of family get-togethers, to the ever present question “what do I get for him/her?” the holidays are already an overwhelming time. But they can be especially difficult for those dealing with addiction, or those who may be just “starting out”. The problem with the holidays is that almost every event involves alcohol in some way; it's simply part of the culture. The temptation to drink or to get high can be hard to avoid. For others, the holidays are a particularly lonely time, especially if their past problems with substance use left them estranged...
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NOV
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ATOD Weekly Recap - Week- ending November 2nd

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, many will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give to organizations like Wellspring Center for Prevention. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for you, your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more.For us at Wellspring Center for Prevention, it's been another incredible year. This is in large part as a result of our great Board of Trustees, dedicated staff and terrific friends, clients and colleagues like you. Together, we've celebrated our many accomplishments and take pride in the progress we've made towards our mission.Every year, through our various outreach efforts, Wellspring touches the lives of thousands. We average seven individual contacts during a workday (whether in person or by phone.) We provide referral services to individuals and families at least once a day. Folks from almost every Middlesex County municipality and...
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OCT
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ATOD Recap for Week-Ending September 21

Titled "A Step in the Right Direction”, Pathways 3rd Annual Walkathon for Bullying Prevention is coming Saturday, June 6, 2015. Registration area is scheduled to open 8:30AM at Pathways. The Walkathon will start at 10 am in front of Pathways at Carteret High School. Registration form is available here..
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JAN
05
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What’s Behind the Addiction Crisis in Rural America?

In recognition of Above the Influence Day Pathways had students write how they stay above the influence. At the same time, to raise awareness and support for suicide prevention students created a Path of Hope that featured bricks that noted individual students’ goal for the future Pathways also sold “Just Because!” cards that were distributed to individual students as requested by the purchasers. All proceeds were be donated on Sunday. To celebrate Unity Day. A student painted an “Our World” mural to celebrate Unity Day. Students each wrote their name on a person depicted in the mural as their way of showing that they are united against bullying. Noted one student: “There was a lot going on but it was really wonderful!  It was really awesome to see how many students were involved- both as volunteers and participants.”
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DEC
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Pathways Holds Successful Fatherhood Event

Pathways Holds Successful Fatherhood Event
Held at the Saddle River County, Otto C. Pehle Park, the Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature event bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country. "Of the various walks we've attended in the past, this walk seemed exceptionally meaningful and special," noted Lindsay Rich, Senior Clinician at Pathways. She added "The pre-walk ceremony really touched upon the importance of recognizing mental illness as a serious problem in this country, and how we still need to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness in order to begin to eradicate the tragedy of suicide that is associated with it." The event featured a candlelight ceremony and a poignant speech from a survivor who is now an advocate in the field. "While it was a beautiful day for a three mile walk, it was...
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