In the News

  • PRO-ACT Recovery Walks 2014

    Posted 9/4/2014

    On Saturday, September 20, celebrate recovery, at this year's PRO-ACT Recovery Walks 2014 event, in Philadelphia. Thanks to funding from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA), the New Jersey Prevention Network has coordinated 9 statewide locations to provide FREE round-trip bus transportation for this year's walk.

  • PDFNJ & Farleigh Dickinson University Study Featured in Sevierville, TN Mountain Press Newspaper

    Posted 9/3/2014

    A six-year study released in 2013 from The Partnership for Drug Free New Jersey showed "when a student was randomly drug tested, those students were much less likely to abuse and to experiment with drugs throughout their highs school careers," according to Angelo Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership.

  • 4 Middlesex County Hospitals Come Together to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

    Posted 9/3/2014

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Physicians in Middlesex and neighboring counties will have the opportunity to learn more about the prescription drug and heroin abuse epidemic in New Jersey and have the ability to discuss solutions.

  • Prosecutor and Partnership recognized for drug abuse campaign

    Posted 8/28/2014

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An award winning campaign aimed at educating young people and parents about the dangers of heroin has earned the county prosecutor and the Partnership for a Drug-free New Jersey statewide recognition by the National Association of Government Communicators.

  • Statewide Study Finds NJ Parents See Connection Between Rx Abuse and Rising Heroin Abuse in NJ, but Don’t See their Homes as an Access Point for these Addictive Drugs

    Posted 8/21/2014

    MILLBURN – New Statewide Survey results released, today, by PDFNJ found that parents see their own home as being a top source for their children to access alcohol and do not see their home as an access point for Rx and OTC drugs – despite the fact that a majority of parents recognize that the abuse of prescription narcotics contributes to the increase in heroin abuse rates in New Jersey.

  • PDFNJ, Cape May County Prosecutor Recognized for Excellence by NAGC

    Posted 8/21/2014

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - PDFNJ along with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office was recognized by the National Association of Government Communicators for their collaboration on their award winning campaign, “Heroin: Are you talking to your kids yet?”.

  • PDFNJ Recognized for Excellence by the NAGC

    Posted 8/19/2014

    PDFNJ, in conjunction with the NJ AG, Ocean Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth Prosecutor’s Office, and Cape May Prosecutor’s Office, was recognized by the National Association for Government Communicators for excellence in collaboration with the campaign, “Heroin: Are you talking with your kids yet?”.

  • Winners of NJSDD 2014, The Whiptones, on NEWS12 NJ

    Posted 8/13/2014

    The Whiptones — seniors Michael Mastellone, Derek Ritschel and Matt Korzen, and sophomore Bradley Ritschel — won a recent contest sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey - and appeared on News 12 NJ August 13, 2014.

  • Dealing With Opioid Abuse Would Pay for Itself

    Posted 8/4/2014

    Once championed as the answer to chronic pain, opioid medications and painkillers have become a large and costly problem in the United States. Fatal overdoses have quadrupled in the last 15 years, and opioids now cause more deaths than any other drug, over 16,000 in 2010. Prescription opioid abuse is also costly, sapping productivity and increasing health care and criminal justice costs to the tune of $55.7 billion in 2007, for example.

  • Opinion: Require prescription drug monitoring in New Jersey

    Posted 7/30/2014

    By Steve and Elaine Pozycki The prescription drug abuse epidemic and its related explosion of heroin addiction continue apace in NJ. We read about the human cost in ruined lives and premature deaths in our newspapers every day. As bills are beginning to be introduced in the General Assembly and a policy response to this acknowledged epidemic is forming, now is not the time for half-measures.