NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex County Community College, located at 1 College Hill Road, Newton, NJ will present “Breaking the Stigma of Addiction” event on Thursday, November 16 through the efforts of a local young college student in recovery.

This special event is open to the public and will be held in the D Building Student Theater Center on the college campus beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Speakers will include young people and others from the community who want to help raise awareness of the hope and promise of recovery. Local recovery support resources will be available and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Pizza will be served thanks to Dominick’s, Villa Capri and Authentic of Newton. Weis Markets and Shop Rite of Newton have provided additional refreshments.

Contributors include the Town of Newton, the Newton Police Department and the Center for Prevention and Counseling.

The event is a chance for those in attendance to hear from others who have accessed help for addiction and what recovery supports are available in Sussex County.

“This event is going to be focused on sharing our stories to help others and how talking about recovery offers hope whether you are a person still struggling or a family member or friend of someone who currently uses or is in recovery. There is help out there and our community can learn how to be part of the solution,” stated the press release by Katie Calvacca, who works with the Center for Prevention and Counseling.

For more information, call Katie at The Center at (973)940-2966 or email katie@centerforprevention.org  www.centerforprevention.org or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/134234017227129/