• A Safer Alternative to Opiate Prescriptions?

    Posted 10/22/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    A new study released by the National Safety Council has confirmed that over-the-counter pain medications are more effective at relieving pain symptoms than their opioid counterparts. This is a fantastic development in New Jersey’s continuous struggle against the prescription drug abuse issue that has plagued our nation for many years and confirms what Partnership Co-Chair Elaine Pozycki suspected in her editorial a few months back.

  • Lack of Knowledge About Long Term Marijuana Effects Causing Problems in Colorado

    Posted 10/15/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Imagine, if you will, a controversial new product that has just come on the market and is being marketed to your kids. It’s so controversial, that the government has not commissioned any studies as to its safety and the general public doesn’t know many facts about it, only half truths, rumors, and misinformation.

  • NJ Parents Concerned About Rx Drugs Their Child is Prescribed, Want Information and Alternatives

    Posted 10/9/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    The following is the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey's release on a study we collaborated with FDU Public Mind Poll. You can find this release, as well as some audio from a recent report on NJ 101.

  • Survey: 1 in 10 American Workers Show Up to Work High

    Posted 9/24/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    According to a survey released Mashable and reported on by CNBC, indicates that 1 in 10 Americans show up to work under the influence of marijuana. What’s worse, nearly 82% of those who answered in the affirmative confirmed that they receive their marijuana illegally, which, if you reside in the state of New Jersey, includes just about every method of obtaining the drug, unless you have a medical marijuana license.

  • The Purity of Heroin in NJ

    Posted 9/17/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    On the heels of the important announcement that pharmacies, hospitals, and other medical facilities are permitted to collect unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs, the DEA is warning New Jersey residents of an increase in heroin purity in our state. According to a recent report on NJ.

  • Do No Harm Week Recap

    Posted 6/13/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Greetings from the road! The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, along with our partners at the Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division, have embarked on the Do No Harm symposium 2014 tour with the kick-off event, Tuesday, at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ.

  • ANGELINI: Don't ignore fact marijuana is addictive, destructive drug

    Posted 4/23/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Our great friend and partner, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, executive director of Prevention First, wrote this opinion piece for the Asbury Park. Her words are part one of a two part series about the possible risks of marijuana legalization in New Jersey.

  • Merry Christmas!

    Posted 12/25/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    We wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our friends and partners a Merry Christmas, from The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey!

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