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  • Kids and Positive Messages

    Posted 7/16/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    A few weeks ago, we wrapped filming for the Middle School PSA Challenge, one of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s many school based programs. Every year, we ask for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to write scripts for 30 second public service announcements encouraging their peers to say no to drugs.

  • Teachers and their role in keeping your kids drug-free

    Posted 2/26/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking at the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance NJAHPERD conference about substance abuse and kids. The audience was mainly made up of physical education teachers who deal with students on a daily basis.

  • Justin Bieber is doing it...Lil' Wayne did it too. Are your kids also doing it?

    Posted 2/5/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    I don’t like to make a habit out of kicking people while they’re down but there’s more Justin Bieber news going around that parents should know about. The New York Daily News is reporting rumors that Bieber’s inner circle is urging him to go into treatment for an addiction to a disturbing new drug trend making its way around the party scene: sizzurp.

  • Justin Bieber and your kids

    Posted 1/29/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    In case you missed it, Justin Bieber is in hot water. Speculations about the singer’s troubles have been reported ad nauseum in the past few weeks.

  • You've Never Heard of It, But It's Saving Lives All Over America

    Posted 1/15/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Naloxone. This drug isn’t exactly a household name, but it may be responsible for saving the lives of more than 10,000 people in Chicago since it became available in 1996.

  • What Are the Top 20 Towns in NJ for Heroin Abuse? The Answer will Shock You

    Posted 1/8/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Is your town in the top 20? The Division of Addiction Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services has released their top 20 towns, although it might not be a list you want to be on.

  • 5 New Year's Resolutions for a Drug-Free 2014

    Posted 1/1/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Happy New Year to all of our friends and partners! The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is now entering its 22nd year of media innovation in the battle against substance abuse in our state.

  • We started a conversation with Geraldo Rivera, but how are we going to continue it?

    Posted 12/18/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    In case you missed it, I had the privilege of being on “Geraldo at Large” on the Fox News Network to discuss heroin abuse in New Jersey and across the country. You can find a release as well as the full segment on our website.

  • Step 5 of 5: Talk to your kids

    Posted 12/4/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    We now come to the end of our five week journey through the American Medicine Chest Challenge 5 Steps. We learned a lot along the way about prescription drug abuse and safe storage and disposal of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medication.

  • 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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