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Catholic Charities opening new outpatient detox clinic in Trenton
Susan Loughery, director of operations, left, and Adriana Torres-O’Connor, behavioral health service area director, stand in Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton’s new ambulatory detox clinic in Trenton. John Blaine photos

Susan Loughery, director of operations, left, and Adriana Torres-O’Connor, behavioral health service area director, stand in Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton’s new ambulatory detox clinic in Trenton. John Blaine photos

It can begin innocently enough: a pain that needs to be alleviated or a family habit planted subconsciously. But before long, and without intent, an addiction to drugs or alcohol has formed, leading to withdrawal from family, friends and activities once loved as isolation into a destructive lifestyle takes root.

“Very few people have a ‘Hallelujah’ moment where they realize they need to change their lives,” said Rich Glickstein, director of addictions recovery services for Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Catholic Charities client sheds light on jail, addiction, mental illness

After walking the walk, if anyone has earned the right to talk the talk, it’s Robert Brooks.

Growing up in Trenton with an absent father and a mother who was in and out of psychiatric hospitals, Brooks and his three younger brothers were often left to fend for themselves. Despite being a bright student and talented athlete, Brooks’ focus became doing what was necessary to provide for himself and his brothers.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Protecting Mideast Christians is in best interest of U.S., panelists say
WASHINGTON -- Policy experts say it is in the best interest of the United States to protect religious minorities, including Christians, in the Middle East. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
'Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship'
Catholic voters have both a right and responsibility to exercise faithful citizenship when considering the issues and candidates they will support in an election. More ...
Monday, October 30, 2017
Hesburgh Lecture on energy details peril of fossil fuels
Labeling the necessary reduction in atmospheric concentrations a “global moon shot problem” that needs to be addressed over the next 30 years, renowned University of Notre Dame professor Dr. Edward Maginn called for cleaner and more efficient worldwide power sources during a lecture Oct. 12 in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Forty Catholic institutions plan to divest from fossil fuels
WASHINGTON  -- Forty Catholic institutions, including the Belgian bishops' conference and a leading church social welfare agency in South Africa, have decided to divest from fossil fuel companies. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017



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