The Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, NJ, excitedly announces a new partnership with The Ammon Foundation, the philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs, with a “mission to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success.”  In November, 2017, Mrs. Mariel Hufnagel, Executive Director of The Ammon Foundation, invited to present at Center for Prevention and Counseling’s fall conference, spoke of the “pillars of necessities that a person in recovery requires to best succeed.” The importance of supporting this concept became a continued conversation between both agency Directors, Becky Carlson of the Center for Prevention and Counseling and Mariel Hufnagel of The Ammon Foundation, resulting in a greater understanding of how the two non-profits could connect further to benefit Sussex County residents seeking recovery. “We were fortunate that Mariel came to speak to Sussex County at our fall conference and look forward to this partnership with intense interest!” said Becky Carlson.

 

Building upon this relationship, the Center for Prevention and Counseling and The Ammon Foundation plan on implementing The Ammon Foundation’s Empowerment Workshop Series in Sussex County, supplementing future Outpatient Programs and Recovery Support Workshops to “arm individuals in addiction recovery with vital life skills.” Several staff members from the Center for Prevention and Counseling have been trained as Certified Ammon Empowerment Coaches and will implement these innovative and timely upcoming workshops in Newton. The workshops contain topics including time management, budgeting, self-care, going back to school, study skills and resume writing with interviewing skills.

 

“Our community members seek and deserve the best as they move forward in recovery, changing their lives for the better. We strive to do everything possible to meet their needs and feel that working together, in partnership with The Ammon Foundation, is another stepping stone to see them through to greater success.,” said Rachel Wallace, Director of Clinical Services at The Center for Prevention and Counseling. “We hope to continue to supplement recovery supportive workshops like the Ammon Empowerment Workshop Series to our recoverees, understanding the necessity of these concepts to  sustaining one’s recovery.,” stated Annmarie Shafer, Director of Recovery Services, Center for Prevention and Counseling.
 

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As quoted on the Ammon Foundation website: “Addiction tears lives apart. When people in recovery start to glue the pieces back together, they need help with everyday tasks that others often take for granted. Learning how to navigate daily living can be a challenge in itself, and it is imperative to equip individuals with strategies and skills to rebuild their lives. Research affirms that individuals in recovery may lack life skills for two reasons: they never learned the skills or may have lost the skills as a result of their prolonged substance misuse.” The 6-module, evidence-based and nationally recognized life skills training program, facilitated by (Center for Prevention and Counseling Staff) who are Certified Ammon Empowerment Coaches with lived recovery experience is a holistic approach to one’s recovery process. Workshops are educational, unique and innovative while dedicated to inspiring and guiding people in early recovery. This peer-to-peer, strengths-based dynamic equips participants with the tools to improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and reach their full potential.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with the Center for Prevention and Counseling to harness their clients with the vital life skills necessary to thrive,” said Christine Love, the Director of Workshop Programs at The Ammon Foundation. “Their long-standing dedication to acknowledging recovery support services as a vital part of the continuum of care makes them a perfect partner!” In their ongoing dedication to offer new programming and innovative recovery support options, the Center for Prevention and Counseling is looking forward to the partnership with The Ammon Foundation and feels confident that the potential to assist people in attaining and sustaining recovery will increase as the Ammon Empowerment Workshop Series supplements their work. For more information, contact Becky Carlson, Executive Director, Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, NJ at (973)383-4787 or emailbecky@centerforprevention.org.

About The Center for Prevention & Counseling:

Incorporated in 1974, the Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, NJ, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency providing services primarily in Sussex County in addition to seven other counties. The Center’s mission is “to promote hope, health and recovery among all people by fostering a community in which individuals and families thrive.” Their staff of  dedicated professionals accomplishes this mission by administering several coalitions and youth groups, utilizing best practices and evidence-based programs in our prevention, treatment and recovery work, facilitating a full continuum of services. For more information about The Center for Prevention and Counseling visitwww.centerforprevention.org and for up to the minute information, you can find The Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @cfpcnj in addition to @sussexcountyrecoverycommunity and also @sussexcountyclear

About the Ammon Foundation:
The Ammon Foundation launched in October 2016 as a philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs. The Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success. Its headquarters in Linden, N.J. provides a place of hope for those that have suffered from addiction helping them to access and sustain long-term recovery through two core programs: Ammon Recovery Scholars and Empowerment Workshop Series. For more information about The Ammon Foundation visit www.ammonfoundation.org and for the latest news and updates follow The Ammon Foundation on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ammonfoundation), Twitter (@AmmonFoundation), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ammon-foundation/) and Instagram (@ammon_foundation).