The “Jazz Priest” legacy lives on through the Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir

Story by Dr. Sam Pirozzi Straight and Narrow Inc., is one of the oldest and largest inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities in New Jersey. Straight & Narrow is a Catholic Charities agency headquartered in Paterson, N.J.  The agency has a staff of 300 and provides services for approximately 1,000 individuals a day. Since its inception in 1954.Straight & Narrow, Inc. has developed treatment and prevention … Continue reading The “Jazz Priest” legacy lives on through the Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir

Called From Darkness – Mexican Black Spider

The people in Northern New Mexico are experiencing a steep increase in the number of fatal overdoses from heroin. Pedro Herrera, a community organizer, is working through rehabilitation centers and suffering families to raise the level of awareness and involvement to provide more addiction services and grief counseling to families. Continue reading Called From Darkness – Mexican Black Spider

Addiction Is a Family Disease

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently published a story on their web site by David Sheff; New York Times best selling author and father to son suffering from the disease of addiction. Follow the link below to read the story, then let us know what you think. When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease. – Partnership … Continue reading Addiction Is a Family Disease

The Many Roads to Long-Term Recovery

  During my forty years as a professional in the field of addiction treatment I have spoken to hundreds of men and women in recovery, always curious, what made the difference between their continued use or choice to take the path to recovery. For each individual there are unique factors but several common themes continued to surface; these themes appears to be, experienced in different … Continue reading The Many Roads to Long-Term Recovery

Called From Darkness – A gym owner’s mission to give those with addiction disorder the opportunity to thrive.

Scott Strode is the CEO and founder of Phoenix MultiSport a non profit fitness club out to transform the loneliness of post acute withdrawal by introducing community and physical activity. Thousands of people attend this gym for free each year and reclaim their identity. Continue reading Called From Darkness – A gym owner’s mission to give those with addiction disorder the opportunity to thrive.

Called From Darkness – Love, Forgiveness and Opportunities for Transformation

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest an author and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. We interviewed him for our new film “Called from Darkness.” In the interview he discusses love, forgiveness and opportunities for transformation brought about through the suffering that people go through in post acute withdrawal. Continue reading Called From Darkness – Love, Forgiveness and Opportunities for Transformation