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
Email: Contact Form

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The atrium of our 380 Apartments

IDRC Schedule Alert

Alert: There is a change in the IDRC program schedule.
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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.

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 completed S&N May 2010 to May 2011. I will have 8yrs clean May 18, 2017. I currently work at a residential unit in my home town Atlantic City. Im grateful for my humble beginnings"
Stephen - Graduated 2011

View all our Alumni Testimonials by clicking here.
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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.

Click Here to read our complete Philosophy and Approach.

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