• Step 3 of 5: Dispose of your prescription drugs

    Posted 11/20/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    We are more than halfway through our five-week journey through the American Medicine Chest Challenge 5 Steps. This week, we will talk about Step 3, which is to dispose of your unused, unwanted and expired medicine at an American Medicine Chest Challenge site.

  • Step 2 of 5: Secure your Medicine Chest

    Posted 11/13/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The American Medicine Chest Challenge National Day of Awareness was met with great success last Saturday. We couldn’t be happier with the response we received, but it’s important to remember that the National Day of Awareness is merely the conversation starter.

  • Step 1 of 5: Take Inventory

    Posted 11/6/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The American Medicine Chest Challenge’s National Day of Awareness is this Saturday, November 9. Communities all over the United States will be disposing of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications in an effort to stop prescription drug abuse once and for all.

  • You could be a drug dealer and not even know it

    Posted 10/30/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Over the past four years the American Medicine Chest Challenge has become the largest non-governmental public health response to the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. And, today that response continued as we gathered with law enforcement and the medical community at the Do No Harm symposium – a meeting to discuss solutions to the epidemic of prescription frug abuse.

  • Hurricane Sandy: One Year Retrospective

    Posted 10/23/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged our state, leaving hundreds of thousands without power for days and even worse, too many were left homeless. This is a storm that affected almost all of us in New Jersey in some way.

  • Guest Blogger: The deadly hold of prescription drug abuse

    Posted 10/16/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The following is an editorial written Steve and Elaine Pozycki, who serve on the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey's Board of Trustees. The editorial appeared in The Star Ledger and NJ.

  • New Jersey Ranks #11 in Fewest Overdose Deaths

    Posted 10/9/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Congratulations fellow New Jerseyians! According to a new report Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic , we have the 11th lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the entire United States.

  • Goodbye "Breaking Bad"

    Posted 10/2/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    “Breaking Bad” fans are saying a tearful goodbye to the critically acclaimed show. Last Sunday’s series finale marked the end of five controversial seasons.

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith Reveals Something All Parents Should Know

    Posted 9/25/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Last week, Jada Pinkett-Smith, extremely successful actress and wife of Will Smith, wrote a very poignant post on Facebook upon turning 42. She talks a bit about her life to this point, commenting on a series of addictions she’s had to push through.

  • 6 Drug Trends You Need to be Aware Of

    Posted 9/18/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    I will say one thing about the substance abuse prevention field: it’s never boring. The ways people will try to get high never cease to amaze me with the sheer recklessness of their actions.

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