When a loved one falls into an opioid addiction, everyone around that person can be affected.
Through the Pathways to Recovery program – an opioid recovery employment program – Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center (MASCEC) provides training opportunities, career services, supportive services, and employment opportunities for individuals whose workforce conditions or trajectories have been impacted by the opioid epidemic in Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties.
“Through this grant, we can help the family members and supporters who have been affected by opioid use,” said MASCEC President and CEO Glen Donelson. “We can provide the training needed for them to get a job helping others get their lives back.”
Pathways to Recovery offers training for recovering users, their family members, friends and supporters, for positions in addiction recovery and peer counseling positions, as well as certification for Peer Recovery Specialist, Recovery Support Practitioner or Community Health Worker.
Eligible participants can also transition into addiction treatment and related services, pain therapy and pain management services, and mental health treatment services – all of which can reduce or prevent opioid abuse and addiction.
Services are available and free of charge to Salem, Cumberland and Cape May County residents.
To be eligible, individuals must be able to answer yes to the following question: Do you, a friend or any family members have a history of drug use?