In the News

  • Drugs Don’t Work in NJ to Host Members’ Annual Webinar

    Posted 12/3/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — Following New Jersey voters’ approval of the recreational use of marijuana for adults last month, all New Jersey business leaders interested in maintaining a safe, healthy and drug-free workplace are invited to participate in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) FREE Annual Members’ Webinar: Marijuana in the New Jersey Workplace scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

  • High school students invited to enter substance use prevention messages through original music

    Posted 11/23/2020

    High school students are invited to enter their substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the music and song writing competition, “Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey,” sponsored by New Jersey Broadcasters and 959.9-FM WRAT.

  • Nov. 19 Webinar to Focus on Pharmacists’ Efforts to Address Opioid Crisis

    Posted 11/18/2020

    MILLBURN - New Jersey pharmacy experts will outline the profession’s key role in addressing the opioid epidemic amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in an upcoming Knock Out Opioid Abuse Webinar hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

  • SPECIAL UPDATE: Analysis of Employment Provisions of Pending Legislation in New Jersey regarding Cannabis (A21/S21)

    Posted 11/16/2020

    On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment that would legalize a controlled form of marijuana, known as “cannabis,” for purchase and use by adults at least 21 years of age. The proposed amendment passed by 66.97% in favor versus 33.03% opposed. The constitutional amendment will take effect January 1, 2021. However, so-called “recreational” use of cannabis will not be permitted until the Legislature enacts legislation authorizing the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to adopt regulations governing the legal cannabis market, and until the CRC adopts such regulations.

  • Communities Tasked with Helping Knock Out Opioid Use Nov. 14

    Posted 11/13/2020

    MILLBURN - Communities across the country Nov. 14 will participate in the 12th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative supported by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and encourage safe disposal of prescription drugs.

  • DEA and New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to Highlight Program Addressing Childhood Trauma in Upcoming Webinar

    Posted 10/26/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — The Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General will showcase their collaboration to help children who experience trauma in an upcoming Knock Out Opioid Abuse Webinar hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

  • Statement of Elaine Pozycki, Chairperson of PDFNJ, in Response to Purdue Pharma Guilty Plea

    Posted 10/22/2020

    “Purdue Pharma’s agreement to plead guilty to felony charges in part for illegally incentivizing doctors to prescribe more opioid-based pain relievers to patients, even-though the company knew full well how highly addictive these medicines are, underscores the importance of warning patients of the risks of addiction and discussing non-opioid pain relief alternatives."

  • PDFNJ Unveils Campaign in Times Square to Raise Awareness about Opioid Use

    Posted 10/15/2020

    MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) today announced the unveiling of a new public health campaign featured in Times Square that is reminding families to talk to their children and communicate about the two life-threatening public concerns – the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic.

  • 2020 Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Spreads Awareness About the Dangers of Opioids

    Posted 10/8/2020

    MILLBURN —From Atlantic County to Sussex County and from Monmouth County to Hunterdon County – residents, government leaders, addiction professionals, and law enforcement marked the 5th annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. On October 6.

  • Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day to Be Recognized on October 6th

    Posted 10/1/2020

    MILLBURN — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 5th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day.