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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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.

The atrium of our 380 Apartments

"The Jazz Priest"
The "Jazz Priest" legacy lives on through the Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir

Read the Story by S&N Executive Director Sam Pirozzi about the "Jazz Priest" and former S&N Executive Director Father Norman O'Connor at www.hopeinunderstanding.com.

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Caritas Gala 2017
Please join Bishop Serratelli at the 2017 Caritas Gala
Visit https://ccpaterson.org/caritas for more info.

Straight & Narrow Alumni Testimonials
"If it was not for S&N and all their great people working there,they saved my life.I thank them all for all they have done for me and all the other people they helped throughout the years. THANKS TO ALL"
Richard - Graduated 1986

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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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