UPDATE: NJ Parents Concerned About Rx Drugs Their Child is Prescribed, Bill Aims to Supply Information and Alternatives
TRENTON -- Senate Bill S2366 passed the New Jersey Senate by a vote of 36-1 and will be decided on by the New Jersey State Assembly. The bill will require practitioners to have a discussion about the highly addictive nature of opiate based prescriptions when prescribing for the first time and patients to formally acknowledge in writing that they are aware of the risks and were also offered reasonable alternatives. If S2366 passes the Assembly, it will move on to the Governor’s office to be signed into law.
Meg Parisi, Abby Boxman, and Donna DeStefano, three mothers who were featured in a video on TalkNowNJ.com, along with PDFNJ Executive Director, Angelo M. Valente, appeared on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato. TalkNowNJ.com also contains resources for parents on the signs and symptoms of opiate and a quiz to test parents’ knowledge of prescription drug abuse.
NJ.com: N.J. heroin crisis: Senate, Assembly pass bills that would expand Narcan immunity, require sober living at colleges
The New Jersey Legislature passed several bills targeting the state's burgeoning heroin and prescription opioid problem, which claimed at least 740 lives last year.
NEWARK -- “You are the first-responders for families,” Fran Miceli told the 75 clergy, staff of religious institutions and law enforcement officials at the “Do No Harm” symposium in the Newark Museum last Thursday, December 4, 2014.
NEWARK – Turning to a faith leader to help address substance abuse addiction in a loved one is often the first step for a family. PDFNJ coordinated a free training to provide resources and information to those Faith Based leaders. The Faith Based Do No Harm Symposium was held on December 4, 2014 at the Newark Museum. The symposium was sponsored by PDFNJ and DEA-New Jersey Division.
Dr. Shevendu Sen, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Tom Allen, Summit Behavioral Health recently appeared on Caucus-NJ
Dr. Shevendu Sen, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Tom Allen, Summit Behavioral Health recently appeared on Caucus-NJ to discuss solutions to the epidemic of opiate abuse in New Jersey.
Freedom House in Clinton will host the 15th Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet on Dec. 8 at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Family Save-A-Life Scholarship Program, which supplements every resident’s stay at Freedom House and The Family Afterward and provides a full scholarship for indigent clients.
To help PREVENT prescription medication abuse, Barnegat Township has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative. A medicine drop box has been installed in the lobby of police headquarters at 900 West Bay Ave.
NEWARK – Tuning to a faith leader to help address substance abuse addiction in a loved one is often the first step for a family, and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is coordinating a free training to provide resources and information to those Faith Based leaders.
TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale will lead a discussion with prosecutors and state advocates on Tuesday, November 18 as part of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy Roundtable series. The roundtable will cover efforts to curb the state's growing heroin and opiate abuse epidemic.