In the News

  • - Heroin’s New Hometown

    Posted 5/4/2014

    On Staten Island, Rising Tide of Heroin Takes Hold

  • - Cluster of overdoses plagues the Seasides

    Posted 4/27/2014

    For a place more recently accustomed to regularly counting its dead from heroin overdoses, Ocean County is now keeping track of the living. The antidote Narcan, a heralded nasal spray that reverses the life-threatening effects of an opiate overdose, is now in the hands of nearly half the police departments in Ocean County. The drug is credited with saving the lives of six people who overdosed on heroin or opioid-based prescription drugs this month.

  • - Christie: Not even 'casual' marijuana use is OK

    Posted 4/22/2014

    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie stressed once again Monday night that he will never support the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey — especially after a recent study about the detrimental effects of casual pot use.

  • ANGELINI: Don't ignore fact marijuana is addictive, destructive drug

    Posted 4/16/2014

    Imagine for a minute a world in which marijuana is available in a vending machine or corner grocery store near you — like any other snack machine — pot-infused lollipops, gummy candies, baked goods and beverages available at the push of a button.

  • Steven J. & Elaine Pozycki Honored at PDFNJ's 2014 Angel of Hope Gala

    Posted 4/14/2014

    Steven J. and Elaine Pozycki were recently honored at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Angel of Hope Gala, for which they served as co-chairs. The Pozycki’s of SJP Properties, are also on the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Board of Trustees.

  • - Alarming Find: Opioid Use During Pregnancy on Rise

    Posted 4/14/2014

    (NEWSER) – The risks of taking opioid painkillers during pregnancy aren't fully understood but that hasn't stopped doctors prescribing them for large numbers of pregnant women, an alarming new study in Obstetrics and Gynecology finds. Some 23% of Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women were prescribed opioids like codeine and hydrocodone in 2007, up from 18.5% in 2000, researchers say.

  • Sayreville PD to monitor “Glow parties”

    Posted 4/11/2014

    Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today that law enforcement agencies within the county are stepping up efforts to alert parents about the growing sale and use of the illegal drug, “Molly,” at promoted events, particularly “Glow parties.” Such an event is being hosted by a Sayreville nightclub on April 12, 2014.

  • Heroin Deaths Rise in NJ and Other States

    Posted 4/9/2014

    With heroin use rising across the U.S., Associated Press queried state health departments, medical examiner’s offices and law enforcement agencies across the nation for statistics related to use, overdoses and treatment to obtain a more detailed picture of the problem on the ground.

  • NJ 4th Grade Students Featured at Statewide Prevention Artwork Premiere

    Posted 4/9/2014

    (NEWARK) – Over 8,000 fourth grade students from across New Jersey participated in the Fourteenth Annual Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest.

  • Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ unveils prescription drug disposal in Secaucus

    Posted 4/8/2014

    Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ unveils prescription drug disposal in Secaucus. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Mayor Michael Gonnelli and District 9 Freeholder Albert Cifelli all spoke about the importance of properly disposing of description drugs at Monday afternoon’s event.