The fifth annual “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Buckwheat Road in Franklin, NJ. This one and a half mile walk is being held in memory of two young men from Sussex County who lost their lives to addiction. The event begins at 10:00am with registration at 9:00am. Bagels, hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be available at no extra charge, thanks to the generous donations from local families and businesses.


Two mothers, joined by pain and heartache over their loss, came to The Center for Prevention and Counseling where, together, the planning of this healing community event has provided hope for them and others for the past five years. Everyone is urged to participate in this event by walking in honor of someone, creating a team, and/or becoming a valued sponsor of the walk by making a donation to the “Changing the Face of Addiction” walk. Find out more information here Make a difference and join others as we walk to support people living with addiction, honor people we have lost and acknowledge people in recovery. This family friendly event will have local and national prevention, treatment and recovery resources available, fun games for children, and an opportunity to hear personal stories about recovery.  Last year, over 500 people participated and organizers are hoping to surpass that number this year.


Many of us may be affected by substance use disorder or may have loved ones in recovery and, with this walk, the hope is that we continue to better understand and help people living with addiction as well as best support those embracing recovery. Please come out and be a part of the community effort to “Change the Face of Addiction” on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Proceeds from this event will be used by the Center for Prevention and Counseling located in Newton, NJ to help those in need of services for prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorder.


To register for the “Changing the Face of Addiction,” walk, find out more information, become a sponsor, register a team of walkers or, to become involved in any way, call Laura at The Center at (973) 383-4787, email or go to