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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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MAR
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Let’s Not Forget the Opioid Epidemic

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy Director Talk about keeping multiple balls in the air – in addition to managing the spread of Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues their work of tracking and identifying trends related to substance misuse.CDC researchers conducted a recent study that tracked prescribing data for patients vi...
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Nobody’s Perfect, Not even Mom

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by ShaRonda Amon Day Two at the Amon Academy Home School After a successful first day of school-at-home, it seemed like things were really going to work out and I was feeling quite proud of myself. The schedule I made for my daughter to complete her written and on-line work was off to a great start! That feeling of accomplishment didn't last long w...
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Let’s Get Back to Discussing Underage Drinking

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Next month is observed as Alcohol Awareness Month. This observe was initiated as a way to increase awareness of alcohol addiction and also as a way to bring understanding of alcohol's causes, that effective treatments are available, and encouraging people recovery is very possible. Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Cou...
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Carteret Middle School Students Participate in "Say Something" Program

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By Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist During the first week of March, Carteret Middle School students and staff participated in Say Something Week.  The program, created by non-profit organization the Sandy Hook Promise, teaches students to recognize and speak up about warning signs or threats of potential violence. This program ...
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Need for Social Media's "Digital Detox"

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW Mental Health Clinician Have you ever walked into an establishment and noticed everyone is on their phone? Have you ever noticed how long it takes a young adult to put their phone away? In today's society, cellphones and media is a part of our daily lives. With cellphone use comes social media. Social media comes in man...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 20, 2020

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Addiction in Isolation Adjusting to video-chat 12-step meetingsMy philosophy on meeting attendance has always been that I only go when I feel like it and when I don't. Meeting attendance is the best treatment for my disease, and I don't ask myself if I'm in the mood, the same way a person on dialysis doesn't base their treatment on whether they fee...
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