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  • New regulations to help curb prescription drug abuse nationwide

    Posted 9/10/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    I am pleased to report that on Monday, the federal government opened up a new front in the struggle against opiate abuse. According to The Washington Post, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical facilities will be allow to collect unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs.

  • NJ.com Opinion: Require prescription drug monitoring in New Jersey

    Posted 9/3/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Early last month, PDFNJ board members, Steven and Elaine Pozycki, released an editorial on NJ.com, talking about the need to require prescription drug monitoring in New Jersey.

  • The Year of "Next Steps"

    Posted 8/27/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    2014 has truly been a year of “next steps”. Our state has identified a problem and taken the appropriate next steps to solve the issue.

  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids CEO Responds to the New York Times

    Posted 8/20/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    The New York Times made headlines not to long ago by coming out in favor of marijuana legalization. Our national partners at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids issued the following statement as a response to this article and as a message to parents everywhere.

  • Narcan in Monmouth County: Two dozen lives saved and counting...

    Posted 8/13/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    I come to you in this week’s edition of the PDFNJ Blog with excellent news! The Narcan initiative that was piloted in Ocean and Monmouth County last year has been so successful, that Governor Christie expanded the program to all 21 counties.

  • 20 Kids are Hospitalized During a Concert for a very Preventable Reason

    Posted 8/6/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    It’s been quite a summer in our great state of New Jersey and we at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey certainly hope that you and your families are taking full advantage of the beautiful weather. But while you are taking in the sun, be sure to also take notice of what is going on with your children.

  • 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.

  • Narcan made available in Ocean County

    Posted 7/9/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    The Narcan program, which was introduced in Monmouth and Ocean County to put the lifesaving antidote in the hands of law enforcement and first responders, has been a great tool against opioid abuse. It has been so successful that Governor Christie plans to expand the program to all 21 New Jersey counties.

  • Report: Rising number of "drugged drivers" on the roads

    Posted 7/2/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that larger number people are “driving drugged”, meaning they are operating motor vehicles under the influence of prescription drugs. According to this recent post in the Join Together blog, drivers aged 50 and up are involved in prescription drug related traffic accidents.

  • Report: Methamphetamine on the Rise

    Posted 6/25/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    According to a new SAMHSA report released a few days ago and the Join Together Staff from our friends at The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, hospitals across the United States experienced a sharp and dramatic increase in methamphetamine related visits between 2007 and 2011. How bad is it?

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