In the News

  • Families Challenged to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse in New Jersey

    Posted 10/13/2015

    MILLBURN --- On November 14, 2015 the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 6th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge-New Jersey (AMCCNJ) --- a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and encourage safe disposal will be held in communities throughout the state.

  • NJ Teens Invited to Shout Down Drugs in Statewide Music and Songwriting Competition

    Posted 10/13/2015

    The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Shout Down Drugs music competition is a substance abuse prevention music and song writing contest looking for talented high school students to create and perform original peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention songs. The contest is open to all New Jersey high school students.

  • Weekly Address: Dispose of Your Expired and Unwanted Prescription Drugs

    Posted 9/26/2015

    Summary: The President speaks about the importance of preventing and treating substance use disorders on “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • PDFNJ Online Fishing Tournament Encouraged Hundreds of NJ Families to Spend Quality Time Together

    Posted 9/24/2015

    MILLBURN, NJ – Hundreds of New Jersey families spent time together fishing in state rivers, lakes, bays and the Atlantic Ocean along the shore as part of an effort to motivate families to spend time with their children to prevent substance abuse.

  • NJBIA Webinar on Drugs Don’t Work in NJ!

    Posted 9/22/2015

    Trenton: Angelo. M Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, and Stephen Trimboli, Esq., of Trimboli & Prusinowski, L.L.C., present a Drug’s Don’t Work in NJ! webinar for members of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) on Legal Issues of Creating and Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace Environment.

  • - Clergy become first responders in drug war

    Posted 9/21/2015

    MORRISTOWN For decades, churches have allowed Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous groups to meet in their basements, but that’s not enough anymore, the Rev. Sidney Williams told some 60 clergy people from across the state who gathered Wednesday in the pews of his Bethel AME Church.

  • - Exhibit at SCCC gives perspective on heroin addiction

    Posted 9/20/2015

    The exhibit, on display at the college through the first week in October, began as a statewide art contest where artists were tasked to express through art what heroin addiction and use means to them.

  • - Menendez Holds Strategy Session on NJ, National Opioid Epidemic

    Posted 9/18/2015

    PATERSON, NJ – With heroin-related deaths increasing by 286% since 2002 according to the CDC, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today met with law enforcement, healthcare and rehabilitation experts to discuss ways to address the opioid epidemic. They talked about drug treatment options and programs, access to medications and if there are ways the federal government can help.

  • Lt. Governor Guadagno, Religious Leaders Gather To Address NJ’s Opiate Abuse Epidemic

    Posted 9/16/2015

    MORRISTOWN – Turning to a faith leader to help address substance abuse addiction in a loved one is often the first step for a family. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) coordinated a free training to provide resources and information to those Faith Based leaders.

  • Keeping national tabs on your prescriptions

    Posted 9/10/2015

    Not every state has a Prescription Monitoring Program like New Jersey’s that doctors, pharmacists or a qualified health care worker must check before doling out medications. Right now it wouldn’t matter if all 50 states had such database because they are not interoperable from state to state.