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Medicine Take Back Day Returns to Middlesex County October 28th

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wellspring Center for Prevention, the Coalition for Healthy Communities, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. “Prescription drug abuse continues to be a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends,” said Wellspring Executive Director & CEO Ezra Helfand. “The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable our neighbors to help prevent pill…
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WELLSPRING’S PATHWAYS PROGRAM AWARDED SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS GRANT

Grant to Fund the “Pathways Promotes Healthier Habits” project Sustainable Jersey for Schools representatives announced that Pathways, the School Based Youth Services (SBYSP) program of Wellspring Center for Prevention, has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant. Pathways is one of thirty schools and districts in New Jersey to receive a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health in this funding cycle. “This grant will enable Pathways SBYSP will continue offering healthy food options to students who come for recreation, groups and events,” noted Program Director Lauren Balkan. “We are so…
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Wellspring Awarded Grant To Combat The Opioid Epidemic In Women And Girls.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) has awarded a $100,000 grant Wellspring Center for Prevention of East Brunswick. The agency is one of only 16 organizations nationwide to be awarded the grant designed to address female opioid misuse prevention. Officials said projects covering cities in 12 states were selected to implement the primary and / or secondary prevention of prescription and illegal opioid misuse by women and girls across the lifespan.The grant awards come on the heels of a recently released report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealing hospitalizations…
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Wellspring to Offer “Family Night Out” Program in South River

East Brunswick, April 12, 2017 - A Family Night Out program will be offered to parents, caregivers and youths ages 10-14 starting April 18th at the South River Middle School, 13 Montgomery Street, South River. All sessions are held in the School Café. Family Night Out is a seven-session program that works with children ages 10 to 14 and their families to address teen behavioral problems and issues of substance abuse. The evening starts with a free family meal. “We serve a well-balanced, nutritional meal and the families sit down together and enjoy that family meal time, which sometimes doesn't…
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NCADD Middlesex, NJ and First Call of Kansas City, MO Collaborate on How to Cope program

NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. and First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery from Kansas City, Missouri announced today that the two agencies have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement to bring an exciting family support program to New Jersey. How to Cope, developed by First Call, is an intensive family educational/intervention program, designed to support adults who are living with someone who is struggling with a substance use disorder. Program participants come to understand that they can get well regardless of whether the addict gets well. However, the ideal outcome would be for these changes in the rest of the…
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