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09
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The Power of Youth Advocacy

Icorruptible Pictured are Nora and Yashi, juniors at South Brunswick High School and youth advisory board members of Incorruptible Us, NJ’s statewide youth anti-vaping campaign.
 By Melisa Damcevska, Preventionist On January 8, 2020, the Coalition for Healthy Communities held their first meeting of 2020. The spotlight was on Nora and Yashi, both juniors at South Brunswick High School and the state youth advisory board members of Incorruptible Us, New Jersey's statewide youth anti-vaping campaign. The girls opened...
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JAN
03
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Many Pharmacies Don’t Provide Instructions on How to Dispose of Unused Opioids

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Many pharmacies don't provide patients with instructions on how to properly dispose of unused opioids and antibiotics, according to a new study.Researchers surveyed California pharmacies, and found that fewer than half provided disposal instructions that met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, Time reports.The study found 43% of pharmacy...
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DEC
06
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Wellspring Hosts 3rd Annual “Prevention Works for Older Adults” Conference

Helen Helen Varvi, Deputy Director of Wellspring Center for Prevention along with Dr. Oleksiy “Alex” Lelyanov from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School preparing to address event attendees
By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, PreventionistOn December 4th, 2019 Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Middlesex County Office on Aging hosted their 3rd Annual "Prevention Works for Older Adults" Conference which focused on 'Managing Pain without Opioids'. Proper pain management poses an obstacle for older adults as there are laps in knowledge on opi...
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OCT
23
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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
15
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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, PreventionistThis 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 di...
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OCT
02
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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 18th and 19th, the Office of Women's Health, U.S. Dep...
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SEP
16
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The Middlesex Superior Court’s County Drug Court Program Is 2019 Tree of Hope Recipient

IMG958642 Pictured above are Leslie Hirsch, Interim CEO and President, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Heather Ward, Wellspring’s Coordinator of School & Family Programs.
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, September...
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SEP
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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 o...
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SEP
05
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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 HubIt'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 me...
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AUG
29
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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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