A Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Paterson
508 Straight St
PO Box 2738
Paterson, NJ 07501

Phone (973) 345-6000
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396 Straight Street, Paterson, NJ
As of Monday 10/16/17
Straight and Narrow is pleased to announce the new location of our Admissions Office as of Monday 10/16/17. The new admissions office will function as a central intake department for all of our current and future Paterson clinical services.

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Donation From Kelly Creegan Memorial Foundation
More than 200 new and gently worn winter coats were donated to the men, women and children of Straight and Narrow this holiday season by the Kelly Creegan Memorial Foundation of Ridgewood.
The coats were part of thousands that have been collected by the non-profit in its annual “Coats for Kelly” drive, held on November 25 this year. The event honors the memory of Kelly Creegan, a beautifully spirited six-year old who was killed when she was struck by a car while playing in a friend’s driveway in 2011. The Foundation was formed by Kelly’s family to spread kindness throughout the Ridgewood community and beyond.
With temperatures dropping, the donation provided needed warmth – and a holiday blessing - for many of Straight and Narrow’s clients in Dismas, Guild, Alpha and the Halfway House.
“Thank you for donating the coats to Straight and Narrow,” a client wrote in a thank you note to the Creegans. “I have taken one for my own and it is a blessing. Thank God for the generous people who donated all these coats in memory of Kelly.”

New Books Available On Amazon
21 Day Devotional Declaration of Faith

Straight and Narrow's Medical Day Care Program Director's new book 21 Day Devotional Declaration of Faith is now available on Amazon. Check it out using the Amazon link below.

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Being a Supervisor 1.0

Straight and Narrow’s retired Executive Director, Mr. Joe Duffy has published his new book. A must read for all who inspire to be an effective supervisor and leader in our field.

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Straight & Narrow Alumni Testimonials
"Straight and Narrow saved my life"
Carlos - Graduated 2015

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Straight & Narrow's Mission

To develop and deliver effective prevention, education and treatment services to clients with addictive disorders and HIV disease

To provide infants and children with a healthy foundation for their physical, emotional and cognitive development

To advocate for effective and adequate health and human services

To convene scholars, practitioners and consumers to shape effective practice and approaches

To maintain a commitment to learning and developing knowledge with which to inform those who set policy affecting those in our care

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Our Philosophy And Approach

Respect for clients, and an emphasis on undeveloped potential, guide the treatment process at Straight & Narrow.
Clients are encouraged to become active partners in their recovery from addiction and full participants in setting goals that will utilize their skills and abilities and chart a positive path toward a productive future.

A client-centered, directive, but non-confrontational approach that focuses on the whole person, including substance abuse, mental and physical health is designed to raise clients’ awareness of the need for change and move them forward through the change process. Medication for co-occurring disorders and medication-assisted treatment for those addicted to opiates are available as indicated. Cognitive behavioral techniques are used to help clients develop proactive strategies for preventing relapse and actualizing their strengths.

At Straight & Narrow clients are empowered as change makers.

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