Recovery


Thought For The Month – February 2023

By:    Vince DiPasquale February is always considered the “love” month and the unpredictable month.  What a combination!  During this month we celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, the patron of love.  Just as the weather in February is unpredictable so is the meaning and understanding of the special and most powerful word, love.  In our world today […]

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*Announcing NEW Meeting: Nar-Anon Support Group; Mondays at 5:30

A 12-Step Program for Family & Friends of Addicts When: Monday Nights 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Where: Onsite at The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey Nar-Anon Family Groups are intended for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to them.  

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Thought For The Month – December 2022

By:    Vince DiPasquale  Welcome to the month of December, the month of the child. Let’s take time to meditate this month on the simplicity of our inner child. At the moment of our birth, we were pure of spirit and connected to the Source of all life. Things were not important, just the beautiful energy […]

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Thought for The Month November 2022 – “A Journey To The Child Within”

By: Vince DiPasquale What a perfect month to just sit back, meditate and reflect on the child within all of us. I would like to share with you two special meditations that helped me to reconnect with my child. 1. Close your eyes, relax, and try to visualize yourself as a beautiful little child getting […]

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Recovery Dharma Wednesday’s at 6:30pm – 7:45pm ***NEW MEETING***

Please join Recovery Dharma on Wednesday’s at 6:30pm to 7:45pm. ***NEW MEETING*** Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that the traditional Buddhist teachings, often referred to as the Dharma, offer […]

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LGBTQ+ Al-Anon Meeting Tuesdays @ 6:30PM Starting October 18, 2022

LGBTQ+ Al-Anon Meeting Tuesdays @6:30PM Starting October 18, 2022

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Thought Of The Month Sept 2022 ~ “Reality and Responsibility…”

By Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the fall season, a special time of the year. It’s almost like the world comes out of heat hibernation and returns to reality. We are reminded during this season of two special words, reality and responsibility. These words are both scary and beautiful at the same time. We spend a […]

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Thought Of The Month August 2022 ~ “A Sense of Belonging…”

 By Vince DiPasquale  Embrace Silence:  Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.  Bill W. August is a month dedicated to the wonderful word, retreat.  People have often called it the dog days of summer.  It’s a time to take a break from the […]

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Anger Management – Men’s Group

Anger management group for men that helps identify triggers, physical warning signs, while providing coping skills, ways to express emotions and more… Limited Space for 8 Week Course. Please register with Gary Dock at (856) 854-3155 Ext. 148 or go to www.wishingwellcommunity.com Start Date: TBD Mondays: 9AM to 10AM Wednesdays: 7PM – 8PM Cost: TBD; […]

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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Parent, Grandparent or Sibling’“; with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In this program, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is processing the loss of a Parent, Grandparent or Sibling. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes in loss and grief, Pat Obst […]

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2022 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well – “Tool Kit” Series; Part 1 with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is Pat’s ” ‘Tool Kit’ Series; Part 1.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes […]

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Thought Of The Month March 2022 ~ “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of March, let’s take time to dedicate this month to the spirit of positive thinking. We spend too much time looking at what’s wrong. This month is a time of transition from the cold of winter to the beauty of spring. Let’s all of us examine our […]

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Thought Of The Month February 2022 ~ “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

By Vince DiPasquale The month of February is called the love month. We celebrate Valentine’s Day and experience the last month of winter. Let’s spend some time exploring the word “love”. Like everything else in our society we have taken the deeply spiritual nature of the word and commercialized it so that it exploits people. […]

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2022 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well – Loss Due to Life-Altering Illness or Injury” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is “Loss Due to Life-Altering Illness or Injury.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes […]

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2022 Educational Program “Unrecognized Losses We’ve Experienced Throughout Our Lives” is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

Pat Obst joined The Starting Point’s Executive Director for another episode of DOING GRIEF WELL. Pat and Loretta discussed “Unrecognized Losses We’ve Experienced Throughout Our Lives.” They spoke about how loss comes in many forms and how it can throw one’s life into emotional chaos and confusion. Pat addressed how we can heal and recognize […]

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