January 26, 2018

Last week the Sunrise House Treatment Center and the Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery program held an event in Lafayette, New Jersey. Both organizations made announcements about their involvement in fighting addiction in the community.

Fred Trapassi, CEO of Sunrise House, announced an increase in scholarship beds from 5 to 15. Michael Richards, Newton Police Chief, announced an increase of participating police departments from 2 to 8. Other speakers at the event included Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch, executive director of the Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton Becky Carlson, CEO of American Addiction Centers Michael Cartwright, and State Senator Steve Oroho.

The New Jersey Herald was in attendance and covered the event, highlighting the key takeaways in two pieces. Read more about the announcements and event here:

“C.L.E.A.R. is a coalition of like-minded agencies in Sussex County — including the Center for Prevention and Counseling, the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, Newton Medical Center, the Sussex County Police Chiefs’ Association and the eight aforementioned police departments — that are committed to improving prevention, education, outreach and enforcement in the fight to save lives afflicted by drug addiction.”