More Than 11,000 Salem County Households Receive Substance Abuse Information



On Saturday, October 6th, officials with the Salem County Office of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Prevention/Municipal Alliance for Prevention of Substance Abuse partnered with county schools and community groups for New Jersey's third annual Knock Out Abuse Day.

Students were sent home with crucial information explaining the connection between opioid misuse and heroin abuse, while volunteers across the county also dispersed door hangers to area residents. 

More than 11,000 households in Salem County received this vital information.

Additionally, Salem County Office and Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention representatives visited doctors and dentists to share safe prescribing information. Officials with the Salem-Cumberland Regional Action Toward Community Health Coalition also provided assistance by going to every pharmacy within Salem County.

Other community partners included local churches and the Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center. 

Officials say this year's Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is the most successful yet.