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Join us for the 17th Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit

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Join us for the 17 th Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit A Clear View! What we're seeing and what's being done in substance use When Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Where Middlesex County Fire Academy 1001 Fire Academy Dr. Sayreville, NJ 08872 Space is limited. Please register now by clicking here .
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Bill Would Help Counter Overdoses by Allowing Libraries To Use Narcan Acting to help counter the tragic number of overdose deaths fueled by the opioid epidemic, a Senate committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Joe Cryan that would allow public libraries to keep supplies of life-saving Narcan available.. Click for more Shame Around Menta...
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The 19th Annual New Jersey Prevention Network Addiction Conference

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​ By Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist I ​ Last Friday, May 10 th , I attended the annual NJPN Addiction Conference for the first time and it was a truly unique experience. The conference was attended by almost 1,700 of New Jersey's professionals in the substance use field from prevention, treatment centers, child and family agencies, and law enfo...
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National Prevention Week 2019

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National Prevention Week (NPW) is a SAMHSA-sponsored campaign dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health by promoting prevention year-round.  The week-long National Prevention Week observance that occurs each May brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together to celeb...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Sober Houses In A Gray Area Between 'Over-Regulating And Under-Regulating' Sober houses are places where addicts can continue their recovery after completing formal medical treatment. Falmouth has one of the highest number of these homes per capita of any town in Massachusetts, in part due to the presence of the addiction treatment center Gosnold. ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 3, 2019

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  What to know about rising Sober Curious movement A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to live hangover free." Click for more What's Driving the Rise ...
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The Evolution & Happenings of the Pathways GSA at Carteret High School

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By: Anna Pepe, Anna Pepe, Clinical Supervisor - Pathways In 2015, the need for a Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) was brought to the attention of Pathways staff, Anna Pepe by one former student, then sophomore, Alissa Radford.  Fast forward to 2019, Anna Pepe has worked closely with CHS students to grow the GSA which has provided a p...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 26, 2019

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FDA threatens to fine Walmart, Kroger and convenience store chains for selling tobacco to minors The Federal Drug Administration threatened to fine Walmart, Kroger, Family Dollar and more than a half dozen convenience store and gas station chains for illegally selling tobacco products to minors. Learn More   Southern States Slowly Embracing Harm Reduction to Curb Opioid Epidemic As a top agent with North Carolina’s Bureau of Investigation, Donnie Varnell had tried everything to stop people from fatally overdosing on opioids, from arresting more low-level drug users to talking with doctors. Nothing worked. Learn More   A dangerous fentanyl myth lives on Consciousness returned as a small break in the darkness, a tiny opening through which light and sound slowly filtered through. Learn More   Addiction and Nursing - How the epidemic affects nurses When my buddy Jason first got into his nursing program, I was excited for him. Nursing is...
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Vision Boards for Youth Tobacco Action Group at South Brunswick High School

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Written by: Melisa Damcevska, Preventionist I As the use of traditional cigarettes has dropped, the popularity of electronic cigarettes has skyrocketed. According to the CDC in 2018, almost 1 in 20 middle school students (4.9%) and 1 in 5 high school students (20.8%) reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. The CDC also reports that recent increases in e-cigarette use has contributed to an increase in overall use of tobacco products among youth. Youth who begin using tobacco products have a greater likelihood for developing a nicotine dependence, as the brain is still developing until the age of 25. The targeted marketing e-cigarette companies use, similar to the methods previously used by Big Tobacco companies, make the products more appealing and contribute to the epidemic numbers we see today. As the rates of e-cigarette and tobacco use among youth reach epidemic proportions, the New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN), along...
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It’s Time Again to Clean-Out Your Medicine Cabinet

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On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many local agencies will team-up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about this event and to find locations where to drop off your unused medicines, go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ .   To locate a collection site near you, go to http://tinyurl.com/https-apps-deadiversion-usdo . Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 2018 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds-nearly 475 tons-of potentially dangerous...
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