We Need You!

As the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey continues its mission to prevent the abuse of opioids I have spoken to many parents, community leaders, and concerned residents who ask me a very similar question, “What can I do to help stop the spread of the opiate abuse epidemic?” Or, “I want to do something to get involved, what can I do?” These questions were, in part, a springboard for the launch of the statewide Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day.

On October 6, 2016 every resident of New Jersey, who has as little as one hour to spare, can help knock out opiate abuse in their community.

Volunteers will be provided with materials to share in their community; either by leaving an awareness message on the doorknobs of their neighbors’ homes, or by visiting a local prescriber to share a resource guide on safer prescribing and information for preventing and treating addiction.

Every one of us can make a difference by sharing information and raising awareness to prevent opiate abuse. No family or community is immune. I hope you consider volunteering to help make a difference on October 6th. Additional information is available on the Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day website.  

 

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