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North Brunswick Township High School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week 2019

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By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist Red Ribbon Week is one of America's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaigns. The 2019 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Send a Message. Stay Drug Free. ™ "The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are se...
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Local Sites are Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs October 26

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On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.14 local agencies and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to any of the locations l...
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OCT
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2019 Tree of Hope Awarded to The Middlesex County Superior Court Drug Court program

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By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist This year, Wellspring Center for Prevention honored National Recovery Month by dedicating its "Tree of Hope" to The Middlesex County Superior Court Drug Court program. The "Tree of Hope" is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. The Middlesex County Drug Court program is a d...
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OCT
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Wellspring Staff Attend POMW Conference in D.C.

Wellspring Staff Attend POMW Conference in D.C.
By Jenna Bonstein, Preventionist I ​ Pictured above are Marline Vignier, Regional Minority Health Consultant / Acting Regional Women's Health Coordinator U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (right together with with Wellspring's Jenna Bonstein (first left) and Helen Varvi. ​ Last September 18 th and 19 th , the Office of Women's Health, U....
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The Middlesex Superior Court’s County Drug Court Program Is 2019 Tree of Hope Recipient

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Wellspring Center for Prevention will be celebrating the 2019 National Recovery Month by dedicating its "Tree of Hope" to The Middlesex Superior Court's County Drug Court program. The "Tree of Hope" is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. ​ A ceremony to recognize the program will take place Wednesday, Septembe...
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September is National Recovery Month (Recovery Month)

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National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) , sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This ...
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5 Things Parents Need to Know About Back to School & Mental Health

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By Marjorie Morrison, CEO & President of Psych Hub It's that time of the year again that parents both love and dread. As we begin the back-to-school season, it's important to pay attention to your child's mental health just as much as their physical health. As a parent of three, I've seen firsthand how important it is to monitor your family's m...
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Emergency Departments Can Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses

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By Dr. Nora Volkow One of the biggest risk factors for overdose death from opioids is having had a previous overdose. Common sense and a growing body of research suggest that patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) who receive acute care in an emergency department will be at reduced risk for later overdose if they are initiated on medications to tr...
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Overdose Awareness Day, 2019

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By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist Every year on August 31 st we recognize International Overdose Awareness Day and aim to raise awareness of overdoses while reducing the stigma related to drug-related deaths. It is a day to acknowledge and empathize with the grief felt by families and friends who's loved ones have died or had a permanent injur...
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It’s hard being a girl

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By Jenna Bonstein, Preventionist Being a young girl or woman can be hard for so many different reasons. Social pressure from peers to think and act a certain way, as well as the impact social media has on today's youth, just make things harder. Adolescence is a time for young girls to form their own identity. But has become increasingly more challe...
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