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The Opioid Epidemic Has a Prevention Problem

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health (2019, 109 (2): 2:15 – 2:17) noted that with overdose deaths consistently increasing, more than 115 a day, the opioid crisis, both prescription and illicit, is now being called "one of the most urgent public health challenges of our time." State...
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Not All Arguments to Legalize Marijuana Should Be Believed

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator With the topic of legalizing marijuana increasing in popularity, controversy regarding safety and other public health concerns come into question. Research from an October 2018 poll by the Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization. Timothy Hsiao, a professor ...
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The Opioid Crisis. How Did We Get Here?

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator When you hear "poppy flower," you probably have memories of 'The Wizard of Oz,' and Dorothy being carried out of the poppy field by her new friends. Although beautiful, poppy flowers were first discovered to have euphoric, potentially dangerous, effects when crushed and mixed with water. We do not know...
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JUL
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Nutrition Tips For Recovering Substance Users

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Contributed by By Sally Perkins Although often overlooked, nutrition plays a key role in an addict's long term recovery process, according to Today's Dietitian. While teaching about the dangers of substance abuse , recovery specialists should also educate concerned individuals on the use of medical nutrition therapy in helping drug addicts. MNT for...
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Pathways SBYSP GSA Recognized by Carteret Mayor

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Content written by Anna Pepe,Clinical Supervisor - Pathways Pride month is in full swing and the Gender & Sexuality Alliance at Carteret High School (CHS) has had a busy month.  After kicking off Pride month at the Jersey Pride parade, students had the opportunity to plan and participate in the 3rd annual Pride Flag raising event in Carter...
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WISE Program Implemented in Highland Park

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Over the past 6 weeks, we had the pleasure of participating in the Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program at the Highland Park Senior/Youth Center. The WISE program is a wellness and prevention program for older adults, designed to help them celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices. It provides valuable educational s...
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Carteret GSA kicks off Pride month

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Anna Pepe, Supervisor - Pathways To kick off Pride Month, Pathways Gender & Sexuality Alliance had the privilege of joining the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice during the parade through Asbury Park at New Jersey's annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration on June 2nd.This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and the streets of ...
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Join Us for the 2019 Wellspring/CJFHC Conference- Cancelled

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​Regretfully, this event is cancelled and hopefully to be re-scheduled in the fall. Refunds will be processed as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience.
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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 – Monday May13th Topic: Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse

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By Jenna Bonstein, Preventionist I After reading the article "A Hard Pill to Swallow", written by Lisa Fields in the May 2019 issue of SJ (South Jersey) Magazine, I was inspired to share my thoughts about the important message of the opioid epidemic dealing with women in particular.  The subject of the article, Kim Govak, was a young woman whe...
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