MAR
28
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America is Phoning It In

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Cathy Cardew, PreventionistNow more than ever in the world we live in currently, the hot word on everyone's lips is "telehealth."What's telehealth you ask?Telehealth is the use of electronic information, telecommunication and technology to support things we would have usually done in-person such as clinical health care, health-related education, pu...
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MAR
21
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The Importance of a School-At-Home Routine

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Day One at the Amon Academy Home School ​by ShaRonda Amon​My daughter and I took out her schoolwork packet and she started to get overwhelmed.Her teachers did an amazing job creating daily plans for her class but she kept staring at the amount of work with wide eyes.School aged children have their day planned out for them at school.It is often post...
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MAR
11
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Have the Talk: A Mom's Guide to Discussing Opioids with Your Daughter

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As the mother of a pre-teen or teenage daughter, you know your little girl is trying to figure out who she is and where she belongs in the world. You know she may be facing pressure from her friends to "fit in" and "be cool." You know because you went through it too, when you were her age. But your daughter's world is different than the one you gre...
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FEB
12
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2020 National Drug Control Policy Released

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By: Valerie Acevedo, Wellspring InternThe Office of National Drug Control Policy recently released the 2020 National Drug Control Strategy. This is the administration's second strategy to address the challenge of drug use and trafficking. Historically, drug addiction has taken the lives of many. In 2017, there were more than 70,200 drug overdose de...
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FEB
11
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About COA Awareness Week

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy DirectorCOA (Children of Addiction, formerly Children of Alcoholics) Awareness Week is recognized each year world-wide during the week in which Valentine's Day occurs. It is an opportunity for schools, agencies and communities to recognize the challenges that children and teens impacted by a family member's struggle with addi...
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FEB
11
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Presenting Alternatives to Spring Break

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By: Valerie Acevedo, Wellspring InternPerhaps the most famous part of the college experience, other than cramming for and taking finals, is Spring Break. During this time, no classes are held on campus for at least one week. This recess allows students to take a break from their studies about half-way through the semester. Pupils take advantage of ...
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JAN
09
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The Power of Youth Advocacy

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 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

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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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