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  • Step 1 of 5: Take Inventory

    Posted 11/6/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The American Medicine Chest Challenge’s National Day of Awareness is this Saturday, November 9. Communities all over the United States will be disposing of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications in an effort to stop prescription drug abuse once and for all.

  • You could be a drug dealer and not even know it

    Posted 10/30/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Over the past four years the American Medicine Chest Challenge has become the largest non-governmental public health response to the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. And, today that response continued as we gathered with law enforcement and the medical community at the Do No Harm symposium – a meeting to discuss solutions to the epidemic of prescription frug abuse.

  • Hurricane Sandy: One Year Retrospective

    Posted 10/23/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged our state, leaving hundreds of thousands without power for days and even worse, too many were left homeless. This is a storm that affected almost all of us in New Jersey in some way.

  • Guest Blogger: The deadly hold of prescription drug abuse

    Posted 10/16/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The following is an editorial written Steve and Elaine Pozycki, who serve on the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey's Board of Trustees. The editorial appeared in The Star Ledger and NJ.

  • New Jersey Ranks #11 in Fewest Overdose Deaths

    Posted 10/9/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Congratulations fellow New Jerseyians! According to a new report Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic , we have the 11th lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the entire United States.

  • Goodbye "Breaking Bad"

    Posted 10/2/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    “Breaking Bad” fans are saying a tearful goodbye to the critically acclaimed show. Last Sunday’s series finale marked the end of five controversial seasons.

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith Reveals Something All Parents Should Know

    Posted 9/25/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Last week, Jada Pinkett-Smith, extremely successful actress and wife of Will Smith, wrote a very poignant post on Facebook upon turning 42. She talks a bit about her life to this point, commenting on a series of addictions she’s had to push through.

  • 6 Drug Trends You Need to be Aware Of

    Posted 9/18/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    I will say one thing about the substance abuse prevention field: it’s never boring. The ways people will try to get high never cease to amaze me with the sheer recklessness of their actions.

  • "The Situation's" Situation

    Posted 9/11/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, of Jersey Shore fame, opened up about his battle with prescription drug addiction. During his stint on Dancing with the Stars, Sorrentino suffered an injury for which he was prescribed a medication.

  • Marijuana Legalization: Now What?

    Posted 9/4/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    If you’re reading this from Washington or Colorado and you’re over 21, it is now lawful for you to buy, sell, and use marijuana. Never mind the fact that marijuana smoke contains carcinogens known to cause cancer.

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