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  • Experience, Strength, & Hope: The Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School

    Posted 2/11/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Last Saturday night, we were proud to be in attendence at the Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School annual fundraiser.

  • The Next Step in the Narcan Program

    Posted 2/4/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    2015 is already a month old and it is truly wonderful to see all the positive steps in our state regarding the prescription drug and heroin abuse. 2014 saw major steps forward in the combating of the issue of prescription drug and heroin abuse.

  • Drug Facts Week and the Importance of Peer-to-Peer Prevention

    Posted 1/28/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    I hope everyone is thawing out from the blizzard earlier this week! While traveling might be difficult, being snowed-in has its benefits.

  • Patient Education and the Key to Preventing Disease

    Posted 1/21/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Yesterday, I was happy to serve as a panelist at the Healthcare Summit at Kean University hosted by by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick to discuss healthcare services for New Jersey residents and how to make those services more cost effective. Other panelists included the Medical Society of New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association, Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance, LeadingAge New Jersey, New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute, BAYADA Home Healthcare, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Neurosurgical Society, New Jersey Association of Health Plans, New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters, New Jersey State Nurses Association, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, and New Jersey Dental Association.

  • OP-ED: Prevent Opiate Addiction at the Source Through Educating Patients

    Posted 1/14/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    Our great partners and board members, Steve and Elaine Pozycki, penned the below Op-Ed, reporting on the important legislation currently making its way through the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. The Pozycki's have been instrumental in building a greater awareness of prescription drug abuse and implement real changes in our perception of addiction.

  • "Sing, sing a song" - A Call for Entries for New Jersey Shouts Down Drugs

    Posted 1/7/2015 by Angelo M. Valente

    “Sing, sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong.

  • Bringing in 2015 on a Positive Note

    Posted 12/31/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    I’ve heard it often said that starting out the New Year on a positive note will lead to good luck and prosperity. Last week, I was pleased to share with you some good news to celebrate this holiday season regarding the largely positive results of the 2014 Monitoring the Future Study.

  • Some Good News for this Holiday Season...

    Posted 12/25/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Too often, we find ourselves over the course of the year reporting a lot of bad news. Prescription drug and heroin abuse continues to dominate the headlines in New Jersey and sadly, we are still losing loved ones to this devastating epidemic.

  • "Life After You, What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind"

    Posted 12/17/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    Below are the words of Linda Lajterman, a mother who suffered an unspeakable tragedy but is using her experience to make sure it never happens to anyone else. We've featured Ms.

  • Removing the Stigma of Addiction

    Posted 12/10/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    On the heels of our last Do No Harm event we had at the Newark Museum for the faith-based community, the notion of recovery and the community’s role in this development has been on my mind. One of the speakers who came to our event, NJ Recovery Advocate, Patrick Roff, also spoke about his own recovery and the mindset of a person who is entering into treatment.

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