Stockton offers Recovery Court graduate road back to education

Luana Cordeiro was just a week away from graduating Kean University in 2009. That’s when the then-struggling addict got swallowed in a haze of heroin and cocaine. She missed her finals and didn’t graduate. Mourning what she lost, she slipped further into her addiction, spending time in and out of rehabs and jail. But on … Read moreStockton offers Recovery Court graduate road back to education

Former Miss Americas support recovery efforts at Ventnor cafe

Former Miss Americas had an enlightening lunch Thursday, as several gathered at the Ventnor eatery that offers a place for those in recovery to work and get help. The Enlightened Café is the latest in several businesses built by Jennifer Hansen, who has covered the spectrum from housing those just out of rehab to giving … Read moreFormer Miss Americas support recovery efforts at Ventnor cafe

Atlantic City’s incoming casino expands employee pool to Drug Court

Newly named ‘Recovery Court’ gets help from Local 54, Hard Rock Atlantic and Cape May County Drug Court is getting a new name and offering new opportunities. Now known as Recovery Court, the program is partnering with the city’s casino union to train participants for work in the casino industry. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino … Read moreAtlantic City’s incoming casino expands employee pool to Drug Court

Somers Point hosting open talk about heroin, opiate epidemic

Somers Point is hosting a Town Hall meeting Monday night to talk about the opiate problem in the area. The meeting is meant to help parents, teachers and others recognize use, find out what help and resources are available, and hear the impact heroin and other opiates have had on Somers Point and the entire … Read moreSomers Point hosting open talk about heroin, opiate epidemic

‘Too many names’ as those lost to drug overdose remembered in Ventnor

Tracy Smith had to take a breath. “Too many names,” she said, reading from a list of those lost to drug overdoses. The founder of Speakers for Change — a group inspired by her daughter’s battle with addiction — stood on a stage on the beach behind the Ventnor Community Library reading the names as … Read more‘Too many names’ as those lost to drug overdose remembered in Ventnor