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  • nj1015.com: OPIOID ABUSE TOWN HALLS — COMING TO A JERSEY TOWN NEAR YOU

    Posted 3/22/2019

    A heavyweight duo is getting back in the ring for another round of "Knock Out Opioid Abuse" town halls across the Garden State. On the heels of more than two dozen similar events over the past couple years, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey have announced plans to gather advocates, officials and residents in every county once again, to discuss ways to combat New Jersey's opioid epidemic.

  • Next Round of Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Halls to Kick off with Summit on Government Response to Opioid Epidemic

    Posted 3/22/2019

    NEWARK — After conducting more than two dozen town halls statewide to better understand the scope and impact of New Jersey’s opioid epidemic, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) will kick off a new round of town halls, with a fresh focus on customizing solutions to individual communities and leveraging local resources to combat the problem.

  • Statewide Seminar Addresses the Legal Issues of Marijuana in the Workplace

    Posted 3/22/2019

    ANDOVER — New Jersey businesses concerned about establishing and maintaining a drug-free working environment are invited to attend a free statewide seminar Tuesday, April 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Perona Farms in Andover.

  • nj1015.com: IS YOUR DENTIST TRYING TO GIVE YOUR CHILD AN OPIOID PAIN MEDICATION?

    Posted 2/28/2019

    Even as the opioid abuse epidemic continues to get worse and we continue to hear about the dangers posed by opioid pain medication, many dentists in New Jersey continue to prescribe opioids to relieve pain after wisdom tooth extractions and other procedures.

  • [VIDEO] PDFNJ Co-Chair Elaine Pozycki Addresses Doctors at Holy Name Medical Center

    Posted 2/28/2019

    Elaine Pozycki, who lost her son to opioid addiction, addresses a group of doctors at Holy Name Medical Center and asks them to consider opioid alternatives.

  • nj1015.com: LISTING YOUR HOME? YOU COULD BE TARGETED BY DRUG ADDICTS

    Posted 2/22/2019

    For years, drug awareness experts have been warning the general public to secure their prescription medications or get rid of unused prescriptions, so that they don't fall in the wrong hands of individuals looking for their next opioid fix.

  • mycentraljersey.com: Students receive activity books

    Posted 2/22/2019

    The arrival of the “first activity book” was handed to two New Jersey third grade students right off the delivery truck on Friday, Feb. 1. Eight-year-old twins Arianna and Anthony Calamusa, at McGinn Elementary Schools in Scotch Plains, received the first of 40,000 Healthy Life — Healthy Decisions coloring and activity books being distributed to third grade students throughout New Jersey by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

  • STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN TO SECURE MEDICINES IN THE HOME LAUNCHED TODAY

    Posted 2/19/2019

    PDFNJ along with it's partners launch a new Statewide "Safe Home, Safe Sale campaign to prevent the misuse of prescription medicines during home sales. Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, Angelo Valente talks about a five-step plan to secure your prescriptions while potential buyers view your home. Thank you to our partners for a proactive approach to keeping New Jersey homeowners safe and potentially saving lives: New Jersey Realtors, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and the NJ Dept. of Health.

  • njbiz.com: Statewide campaign launched to secure medicines in the home

    Posted 2/19/2019

    New Jersey Realtors, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey launched a campaign on Tuesday to educate realtors, homeowners and the public, about the importance of securing medicines in their homes and properly disposing of unused drugs that are no longer needed.

  • PDFNJ's Ex. Dir. Angelo M. Valente and NJSDD Winner Taylor Van Cleave Appear Live on Fox5 News with Ernie Anastos

    Posted 2/8/2019

    New York City, NY - Angelo Valente of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the 2017 NJ Shout Down Drugs winner Taylor Van Cleave appeared live on Fox5 News at 6 p.m. with Ernie Anastos on February 5 to discuss the statewide NJ Shout Down Drugs High School music competition. Former participants were also interviewed by reporter Linda Schmidt in a pre-taped segment.