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

Phone (973) 345-6000
Fax: (973) 345-7279
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Hurricane Harvey Update
Catholic Charities is assisting thousands of people daily displaced by by Hurricane Harvey.

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Caritas Gala 2017
Please join Bishop Serratelli at the 2017 Caritas Gala
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Triggr Health - Treating Addiction with an App
Straight and Narrow’s outpatient addiction treatment services is pleased to participate with Triggr Health and Rowan University in a pilot research study titled "Longer-term Efficacy of a Mobile Recovery Application"
Please watch the video below for more information about Triggr Health, and read the attached article "MIT Technology Review: Treating Addiction with an App"

Treating Addiction with an App (MIT Technology Review) - Read Full Story

Straight & Narrow Alumni Testimonials
"I might have hated it, going into S&N but it changed my life! Staff and clients both supported me and put me not only on the road to recovery but on the road to a better life. I'm still friends with many of the woman I graduate with and have a love for all of them that I never thought possible before."
Christine - Graduated 2008

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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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