• 91% of NJ Residents Want Information From Doctors About Addictive Qualities of Medications Being Prescribed

    Posted 3/18/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    If you’ve been following current events in the substance abuse prevention field in New Jersey, or our Facebook and Twitter accounts then you are no doubt aware that on Thursday, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, in conjunction with Farleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll, released a study showing that 91% of New Jersey residents want their doctors to share with them more information about the addictive nature of opioid prescription drugs they are prescribed. Two-thirds of those polled agreed that doctors taking this measure would help prevent potentially deadly abuse of prescription drugs, which can lead to heroin abuse and addiction.

  • Better Know a PDFNJ Program: School-based Programs

    Posted 3/11/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Welcome to our third and final installment of “Better Know a PDFNJ Program”! We hope its been an educational experience for all of our readers.

  • Better Know A PDFNJ Program: Drugs Don't Work in New Jersey

    Posted 3/4/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Welcome to another installment of our continuing series on the different programs the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey offers. Last week, we featured the 15 Minute Child Break, an interactive presentation to teach parents, grandparents, and caregivers about the latest trends in substance abuse and how to talk to their kids about these issues.

  • Better Know A PDFNJ Program: The 15 Minute Child Break

    Posted 2/25/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    The average person reading this blog is probably already very familiar with Partnership’s statewide public service campaigns. They can be seen on billboards, bus & train placards, pharmacy bags, and just about anywhere else you can fit a substance abuse prevention message.

  • Why Not New Jersey? The Argument for a Mandatory PMP

    Posted 2/18/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    The groundbreaking 21 piece legislation package that is currently making its way through the state house is poised to help curb prescription drug and heroin abuse in a way that few other movements have. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has provided expert testimony for this legislation, particularly bills S-2366 and S-1998.

  • Experience, Strength, & Hope: The Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School

    Posted 2/11/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Last Saturday night, we were proud to be in attendence at the Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School annual fundraiser.

  • The Next Step in the Narcan Program

    Posted 2/4/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    2015 is already a month old and it is truly wonderful to see all the positive steps in our state regarding the prescription drug and heroin abuse. 2014 saw major steps forward in the combating of the issue of prescription drug and heroin abuse.

  • Drug Facts Week and the Importance of Peer-to-Peer Prevention

    Posted 1/28/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    I hope everyone is thawing out from the blizzard earlier this week! While traveling might be difficult, being snowed-in has its benefits.

  • Patient Education and the Key to Preventing Disease

    Posted 1/21/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Yesterday, I was happy to serve as a panelist at the Healthcare Summit at Kean University hosted by by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick to discuss healthcare services for New Jersey residents and how to make those services more cost effective. Other panelists included the Medical Society of New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association, Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance, LeadingAge New Jersey, New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute, BAYADA Home Healthcare, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Neurosurgical Society, New Jersey Association of Health Plans, New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters, New Jersey State Nurses Association, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, and New Jersey Dental Association.

  • OP-ED: Prevent Opiate Addiction at the Source Through Educating Patients

    Posted 1/14/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Our great partners and board members, Steve and Elaine Pozycki, penned the below Op-Ed, reporting on the important legislation currently making its way through the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. The Pozycki's have been instrumental in building a greater awareness of prescription drug abuse and implement real changes in our perception of addiction.

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