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  • patch.com: Barnegat Girl Wins Music Contract With Drug-Free Song

    Posted 4/16/2020

    The Barnegat sophomore won a statewide contest with her original song, 'Gonna Be Drug Free.'

  • Drugs Don’t Work in NJ to Host Webinar on Addressing Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace

    Posted 4/9/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — Business leaders are invited to participate in a FREE Statewide Webinar on How Employers Should Address Medical Marijuana from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 14, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ).

  • thesandpaper.net - Barnegat Teen Wins ‘Shout Down Drugs’ Competition

    Posted 4/8/2020

    Barnegat High School student Shannon Harrington has won first place for her original substance use prevention song created for the 16th annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs high school music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.

  • The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Creates Online Calendar For Statewide Online Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Programs

    Posted 4/8/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has created an online calendar to promote virtual local community substance use disorder, prevention, treatment and recovery events throughout the state.

  • Register for an Upcoming PDFNJ-sponsored Webinar

    Posted 4/7/2020

  • Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Plans Free Town Hall Series Webinar to Support Those in Recovery from Opioid Addiction During COVID-19

    Posted 4/3/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — Those in recovery from opioid addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic can be facing a very challenging situation. This time at home can be isolating and difficult, especially for those working to stay drug-free. In order to provide continued support to those in recovery as well as their family and friends, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey have planned a free Town Hall Webinar on Thursday, April 9th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide support to those in recovery.

  • Ocean County Teen Wins Statewide Substance Use Prevention Music Competition

    Posted 4/3/2020

    Millburn, NJ — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association held its Prevention Concert as an Audio Show showcasing the finalists and their songs on April 3rd at 6 p.m. on the Shout Down Drugs website (www.ShoutDownDrugs.com). Winners were then announced live on-air at 6:45 p.m on 95.9 WRAT.

  • New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Music Competition to be Held as Online Concert

    Posted 3/30/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association was set to hold its Prevention Concert on April 3rd at the Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will now be made available as an audio show set to air on the Shout Down Drugs website (www.ShoutDownDrugs.com ) on April 3rd at 6 pm, and the winners to be announced live on air at 6:45 pm on 95.9 WRAT.

  • Cast Your Vote Today for the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Music Contest

    Posted 3/27/2020

    Millburn, NJ - Voting is underway for the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music contest sponsored by 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. “Each of these contestants have worked so hard on their songs and should be commended,” states Angelo Valente, PDFNJ’s Executive Director. “Be sure to go to ShoutDownDrugs.com and cast your vote for your favorite songs written and performed these teens across who want to share their music and drug-free prevention messages”.

  • nj1015.com - Don’t let pandemic beat you: A drug abuse warning during coronavirus

    Posted 3/23/2020

    As fear, anxiety and stress overtake our bodies, minds and hearts during this coronavirus pandemic, there is a concern that many may turn to alcohol and drugs for comfort. Angelo Valente, executive director for A Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, says there is no question that stress from COVID-19 can put people at risk for substance abuse — especially young people.