Media Campaign to Combat Opiate Abuse Available for Your Community

In New Jersey alone, over 2.75 million prescriptions for highly addictive opioids were potentially prescribed– to children, friends, and family members, and unfortunately, many times without the benefit of any information of their addictive qualities being shared by their prescriber. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey set out to address this issue with one key player in the fight against opiate abuse – PARENTS.

PDFNJ is making available to you, free of charge, the “Before They Prescribe - You Decide” campaign. This campaign is geared at educating parents on the link between prescribed prescription pain medicine and heroin abuse and encouraging and empowering them to speak to their doctor or dentist about the potential addictive qualities of pain medicine prescribed, as well as possible alternatives to opioids that are appropriate. Please access this campaign at, and utilize in your community. The materials and all content (including photos and artwork) should not be altered or used in any manner not authorized by us. We encourage you to bring this lifesaving message to your community.

How Can You Display these Messages in Your Community?

  • Websites
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • School Resources
  • Municipal Bill Inserts
  • Movie Theater Previews
  • Local Pharmacies



Barbara McDevitt MD
Posted 9/8/2016 12:27 PM


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