Director of Recovery Support
Sabrina Sabater, is the Director of Recovery Support at Prevention Links. She graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in May. She has been with Prevention Links in some capacity since 2015, and has continued to display a passion and dedication for the work she does. Her experience includes working with adolescents, students and families at the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience Strength and Hope Recovery high school, New Jersey’s first public recovery high school. She has also assisted in the implementation of a number of peer recovery support programs including the Union County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery Program during its pilot phase in the summer of 2017, which included a hotline operating from 8 am – 5 pm for people to be connected with peer recovery support. This pilot has now evolved into Union County Helping Hands365 which operates a 24/7 peer support hotline 365 days a year. Sabrina has participated in a number of initiatives with law enforcement and other community organizations working to increase accessibility to peer-based community recovery support services. She was also involved in the implementation of the Experience Strength and Hope Recovery Center, which provides recovery coaching services, mutual aid meetings, and various sober social events. Sabrina’s favorite parts of her role are supporting staff, identifying their strengths and expanding the impact we can have on our community.
Collegiate Recovery Programs and Recovery High School Panel Discussion
People in recovery from addiction face many challenges as they re-construct their lives and create a life-long recovery focus. This is not always supported by society and is less supported in the realm of the education experience. There is much focus on maintaining and mitigating the damages of the high school and college experience, which leaves little focus on creating a place within the education system for this people in recovery. While other groups of classically marginalized populations have begun to find a foothold and support within educational settings (e.g., LGBTQ, gender equality, ethnic identities), those in recovery have largely been left out in due to the fact that their needs run counter to the dominant narrative of the high school and college world.
Join us for a Panel Discussion with leaders in the High School and Collegiate Recovery Movement and within New Jersey and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these valuable resources, the impact on communities and interact with the panelists.