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  • PDFNJ To Unveil a Social Media Campaign Focused On Things To Do Together At Home

    Posted 3/23/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ - During these trying times, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) plans to offer ideas and tips through a new social media campaign entitled, the PDFNJ Tip of the Day. The Tips to be unveiled on March 23, will provide inspiration to families and children through different tips and activities to do in inside during the Coronavirus pandemic. A new tip to be posted each day.

  • Partnership for A Drug Free New-Jersey Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

    Posted 3/12/2020

    MILLBURN, N.J. – In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Partnership for A Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) has begun to cancel, postpone or make accommodations for all live, in-person group events that are currently planned.

  • Teaching third graders about the dangers of substance abuse

    Posted 2/14/2020

    Children as young as 11-years-old admitted to vaping last year. New Jersey Hospital Association data shows that’s two years younger than the year before. Now, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is piloting an education program to help kids avoid substance abuse. But is third grade too early to start the program?

  • PDFNJ and PSEG Foundation Bring Substance Use Prevention Efforts to the Classroom

    Posted 2/13/2020

    Union City, NJ— The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the PSEG Foundation have collaborated to send a message to 25,000 young New Jersey students across the state on the importance of healthy choices through the annual Third Grade Life Choices Coloring and Activity Book.

  • The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Student Athletes [VIDEO]

    Posted 2/11/2020

    PDFNJ's Executive Director, Angelo Valente, sat down with Think Tank's Steve Adubato to talk about educating communities about the opioid epidemic and the importance of educating student athletes about the dangers and early signs of addiction.

  • Knock Out Opioid Abuse Prescriber Education Makes Impact on NJ Healthcare Professionals and Patients

    Posted 1/24/2020

    MILLBURN - Thousands of New Jersey residents have benefited from their medical professionals’ increased awareness of the risks posed by prescription opioids, thanks to an opioid webinar launched by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ).

  • A new campaign against vaping is launching in N.J. schools

    Posted 1/7/2020

    Teens around New Jersey are going back to school and being warned against the dangers of vaping with a new campaign sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the office of the state Attorney General.

  • New Jersey Students to Receive Messages on the Dangers of Vaping

    Posted 1/6/2020

    MILLBURN ­— There’s nothing safe about vaping. That’s the message the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will be sharing with youth as they return from holiday break this week. PDFNJ, in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, has unveiled a media campaign about the dangers of vaping that will be distributed to each of the more than 3,500 schools in the state.

  • Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance Presents “The 15 Minute Child Break”

    Posted 12/9/2019

    Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA), which serves Warren, Green Brook, Watchung and Long Hill Townships, sponsored “The 15 Minute Child Break” this fall at Central Middle School in Stirling. The “15 Minute Child Break” was the 3rd in the series of events for 2019. Project Graduation was the first and National Night Out the second in the series.

  • New Jersey Families Challenged to Help Knock Out Opioid Abuse

    Posted 11/7/2019

    MILLBURN — On November 9, communities across the state will participate in the 11th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to help raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and empower families to safeguard their home through the 5-step challenge.