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  • njtvonline.org: Summit looks at state and federal responses to opioid epidemic

    Posted 3/28/2019

    The Knock Out Opioid Abuse Summit, sponsored by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, looked at the state and federal responses to the epidemic. “In 2009, New Jersey’s DEA is the one who started the national take back initiative. To date, in New Jersey we have approximately 236,000 pounds of pharmaceuticals off the street,” said Susan Gibson, special agent in charge at the New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • njbiz.com: Experts address substance abuse in the workplace

    Posted 3/28/2019

    The opioid epidemic has reached crisis level in New Jersey. Positive testing rates have also increased among active employees for cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana. So what can employers do to maintain a healthy and drug-free workplace?

  • njherald.com: Statewide seminar to address legal issues of marijuana in workplace

    Posted 3/25/2019

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

  • 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.