By immediately answering the necessary changes to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, in light of physical distancing, Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) services continued, knowing their work directly invests in the wellbeing of the entire county. CFPC has been a resourceful community agency for over 45 years in Sussex County and, today, even in the midst of COVID 19, the Center is “meeting virtually” through confidential telehealth sessions with counselors, community meetings offering recovery supports and prevention staff assisting with virtual school support sessions. CFPC staff is actively working to help Sussex County people concerned about substance use disorder, those sustaining wellness recovery plans and for anyone looking for prevention, treatment or recovery supports.
CFPC is truly a community within the community and, without skipping a beat, their agency went virtual, maintaining care, concern and cooperation for their staff, their clients and the families and loved ones they help. The agency phone line is answered daily (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) by their compassionate staff where they address calls from clients and community members looking for support, information and virtual resources. CFPC counselors are utilizing Telehealth services for all needed levels of care with outpatient and intensive outpatient services up and running for all those admitted after substance use disorder evaluations. CFPC Intake Counselors continue to conduct substance use disorder consultations over the phone while directing callers to appropriate interim care if awaiting treatment. CFPC is providing numerous online recovery support resources to the community and frequently refreshes that information on active social media sites including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cfpcnj and @sussexcountyrecovery. In an effort to offer people a place to call and access online support services, The Center is sending regular emails, text messages, making phone calls and distributing mailed letters, notes and books to support clients, their friends and families. In addition, CFPC recovery support staff answers the CLEAR phone line (844-722-5327) 24/7 with recovery coaches available to take calls, make calls, send and receive text messages, serving anyone in immediate need of recovery coaching for themselves or a loved one. Please note that Medication Assisted Treatment services provided by CFPC medical consultant, Genesis Addiction and Behavioral Medicine, has continued via telemedicine as well. Narcan trainings are being provided virtually and Narcan kits are available for those that attend these “virtual” trainings. The CFPC Prevention Team is offering a variety of virtual programs to youth, families, individuals and school staff including smoking cessation resources, school-based prevention trainings and virtual meetings supporting community drug prevention.
You can contact The Center by calling (973)383-4787. You can text or call the CLEAR line 24/7 at 844-722-5327. You can send a private online message through our social media sites. No matter how you reach out, CFPC is ready to help you or your loved one. Whether you are someone who is trying to stop using alcohol or other drugs or you are a loved one who wants to help, The Center is here and ready to help. Reach out today!