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How Juniors Can Prepare for College During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician & SADD Club Advisor for Pathways First of all, take a deep breath. In through your nose for four counts, hold for two counts, out for four counts. Now tell yourself, "I'm good. I got this."Your health (and that of your loved ones), both mental and physical, is more important than anything else right now. When ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 3, 2020

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Flattening The Mental Health CurveIn the last two weeks, the COVID-19 situation has become perhaps the single most disruptive event in recent history, impacting personal and professional lives around the globe. Click for more Amid COVID-19, a new push for telehealth to treat opioid use disorderThe medical community has been working to provide acces...
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The Benefits of Positive Affirmations

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW An affirmation or "positive affirmation" can be defined as using a phrase or quote to say to yourself in order to help with challenging thoughts. Many people say positive affirmations or read quotes to help change their current mindset or to motivate them to accomplish a task. According to Positive Psychology, "If you f...
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Drug and Alcohol Facts Week -- Monday March 30- Sunday April 5

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By: Mara Carlin, Coordinator of Coalition and Community Programs This week marks the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. For 10 years NIDA has been connecting students and teens with scientists to launch community wide educational events so that teens can learn the science surrounding drugs...
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SADD Club Leads Peers Towards Better Paths

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician and SADD Club Advisor School closings are definitely a challenge but they do give us a chance to reflect on the significant work our dedicated SADD Club students have done throughout this school year to lead peers towards better choices. SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, it is a national orga...
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America is Phoning It In

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Cathy Cardew, Preventionist Now 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, ...
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A Single Father’s View

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By Hugh Wallace, Preventionist Picture this, week one of the new normal.Home - aka ground zero - a 17-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy surrounded by packets on packets of assignments and a place that once was an escape now more resembles triage in a chaotic war zone. Woosaahh! There are many things that I have learned and in ...
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#What’s Your Hashtag?# - 2020 Young Women’s Conference

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By: Mara Carlin, Coordinator of Coalition and Community Programs On March 6, 2020, The Coalition for Healthy Communities and Wellspring Center for Prevention held the 16th annual Young Women's Conference, My Journey, My Voice: Empowering Young Women, at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ. A total of 140 10th graders from 12 High Schools in Midd...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 27, 2020

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How I'm Coping with COVID-19 and Physical Distancing as a Person in Long-Term RecoveryCOVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is all we all seem to be hearing about lately. I feel like I'm living in some sci-fi movie, or an alternate universe. Click for more 'One Day at a Time' Resonates in Today's Time of CrisisNothing in my nearly 18 years of re...
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Carteret Middle School’s Girls Group Practice’s Self-Love

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By Karolyn Estevez, Youth development Specialist, The PATH program at Carteret Middle School developed a Girls Group in order to spread positivity, promote healthy coping skills, and increase self-esteem within the young girls in Carteret Middle School. Self-esteem building begins with self-love. During the fourth and fifth week of girls group, we ...
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