• 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.

  • PEDs and Your Young Athlete

    Posted 8/28/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Who didn’t want to be a professional athlete growing up? We’ve all fantasized about seeing our name in lights or coming up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th or taking the last shot at the buzzer.

  • An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

    Posted 8/21/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Dear Miley Cyrus, I wasn’t going to acknowledge the controversy surrounding your latest single, “We Can’t Stop” and the several references to ecstasy riddled throughout the lyrics. However, I recently came across a video that appears to show you lip synching to a new unreleased song in which you make several references to the aforementioned controversy.

  • Shout Down Drugs Now Available on Comcast

    Posted 8/14/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    It’s a well known fact that music can inspire change in a community, protest singers like Bob Dylan and John Lennon can certainly attest to that. This idea of change through music led the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to create New Jersey Shout Down Drugs.

  • Bill W. and Dr. Bob

    Posted 8/7/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Alcoholics Anonymous AA is a recovery organization aimed at helping those suffering alcoholism not only abstain from alcohol but change the mindset of the patient so that they don’t seek alcohol as a remedy any longer. Perhaps most famous for its policy of confidentiality among its constituents, AA members will often only refer to each other by their first name and last initial, founders, Bill W.

  • 5 Simple Steps to Eliminating Rx Abuse

    Posted 7/31/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Wycoff is a beautiful suburban town in Bergen County, New Jersey. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has enjoyed many years of cooperation with the Wycoff, mayor and council, school board, and police department and it is the very last place you’d expect to be the latest battle front in the constant struggle against prescription drug abuse.

  • Cory Monteith and the growing heroin epidemic

    Posted 7/24/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    We were all shocked by the unfortunate and untimely passing of the very talented Cory Monteith last week. It is always extremely sad to hear of a young life being extinguished too soon, especially when it could have been prevented.

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