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  • [VIDEO] Kids weigh in on pandemic and protests

    Posted 6/8/2020

    LIVE UPDATES: Tracking the coronavirus in New Jersey SOCIAL ISSUES Kids weigh in on pandemic and protests BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | June 5, 2020, 4PM EST SHARE: Kids across New Jersey are living through history: a once-in-a-generation pandemic and a nationwide civil rights outcry. It can be a lot to handle for elementary and middle schoolers, so to help them understand and reflect on their place in history, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey asked kids to write about the silver lining they’ve experienced in the last few months.

  • - Group asked N.J. kids for coronavirus silver linings. This is what they said.

    Posted 5/30/2020

    Along with learning remotely, social distancing from friends and family members, possibly dealing with loved ones falling ill, and missing out on typical events, the coronavirus pandemic has done some other things for New Jersey’s children and teenagers. It’s taught them some positive lessons about life, their families, and themselves.

  • Children Across NJ Share Positive Experiences Discovered While Social Distancing

    Posted 5/28/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — New Jersey children are finding some “silver linings” to the social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Share Your Silver Linings campaign invited kindergarten through 8th grade students to share a story about a new healthy and positive family ritual, habit, activity or a healthy tip they have discovered while social distancing.

  • Hudson and Mercer County Students Win PDFNJ Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest

    Posted 5/13/2020

    MILLBURN — More than 3,400 fourth grade students from across New Jersey have showcased their artistic skills and entered the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year. The talented winners were chosen out of 28 finalists who were showcased in a virtual award ceremony held on May 12th.

  • National Opioid Expert Dr. Andrew Kolodny Leads Knock Out Opioid Abuse Webinar

    Posted 5/4/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — As New Jersey, the nation and the world continue to face the difficulties and tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey continued the conversation on the national opioid crisis affecting millions of Americans.

  • New Study Offers Promising Results of the Patient Notification Act in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

    Posted 4/23/2020

    Millburn, NJ — A new study has found that the Patient Notification Act, a New Jersey law that requires medical practitioners to discuss the addictive potential of opioid-based painkillers with their patients (and parents of minors), and to also discuss a safer non-opioid alternative when available, is having a profound impact on the fight against the opioid epidemic.

  • PDFNJ Unveils Share Your Silver Linings Story Campaign for Students Across New Jersey

    Posted 4/22/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is announcing a new campaign aimed at sharing positive stories or “silver linings” New Jersey students have discovered during this time of social distancing.

  • Barnegat Girl Wins Music Contract With Drug-Free Song

    Posted 4/16/2020

    The Barnegat sophomore won a statewide contest with her original song, 'Gonna Be Drug Free.'

  • Drugs Don’t Work in NJ to Host Webinar on Addressing Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace

    Posted 4/9/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — Business leaders are invited to participate in a FREE Statewide Webinar on How Employers Should Address Medical Marijuana from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 14, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ).

  • - Barnegat Teen Wins ‘Shout Down Drugs’ Competition

    Posted 4/8/2020

    Barnegat High School student Shannon Harrington has won first place for her original substance use prevention song created for the 16th annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs high school music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.