In the News

  • Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Contest Announced

    Posted 8/5/2016

    Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament--Over $600 in Cash Prizes!--August 21-August 30 **Go fishing with your family in NJ.** Every time you catch a fish, take a photo of it and enter to win.

  • PDFNJ to Host United States Surgeon General at Opioid Forum at St. Barnabas Medical Center

    Posted 7/21/2016

    With the leadership of New Jersey’s United States Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is pleased to invite you to join us as we welcome United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to New Jersey for a Forum on Addiction and Healing on August 8, 2016. Joined by Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and moderated by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, Surgeon General Murthy, Senators Menendez and Booker, will address New Jersey’s Heroin and Opioid Abuse Crisis at this forum.

  • Sunday, July 17th - Day of Awareness and Memorial

    Posted 7/13/2016

    This Sunday, July 17th, Abby Boxman and the Boxman Family will be holding a Day of Awareness and Memorial – an afternoon of educating the community about New Jersey's prescription drug/opioid epidemic. It will be held at the North Howell Little League on Oakerson Rd., and feature the New Jersey Shouts Down Drugs second place winner Michelle Greco among others.

  • PDFNJ Honored by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey

    Posted 7/12/2016

    Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey’s representative, Chris Barton, accepts the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Spotlight on Excellence in Addiction Services Award from Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of MHANJ, at the organizations recent annual Evening of Excellence Dinner.

  • - Latest tactic in opioid control: Take pain out of the mix in patient survey

    Posted 7/11/2016

    Doctors have long complained about patients demanding inappropriate treatment, especially addictive opioid painkillers. Many say they feel forced to comply for fear they will be rated poorly by patients on the internet or even more official surveys.

  • Deaths from the drug that killed Prince are skyrocketing in N.J.

    Posted 6/20/2016

    Fentanyl, an opioid up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, is killing New Jersey residents at a skyrocketing rate, representing a deadly new wrinkle to the state's opioid crisis, data obtained by NJ Advance Media shows.

  • PDFNJ's Third Grade Contract for a Healthy Life Initiative Selects Two Random Winners

    Posted 6/20/2016

    Over 25,000 students received contracts from more than 1100 classrooms, while over 260 schools participated. Congratulations!

  • NJ parents misunderstand opioid abuse, survey finds

    Posted 6/17/2016

    Nearly one in three parents of New Jersey middle school students do not believe there is a link between painkillers and the rising rates of heroin use in the state.

  • More Americans dying from accidents; NJ plagued by drug overdoses

    Posted 6/17/2016

    According to the 2016 Injury Facts report, preventable injuries such as drowning, motor vehicles crashes and drug overdoses are now the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease, cancer and chronic respiratory disease.

  • - 3 things we learned about heroin in Middletown

    Posted 6/17/2016

    MIDDLETOWN - Police got a call last year: A 15-year-old girl was unconscious at the train station in Middletown. Suspecting that a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose could be the cause, officers administered a Narcan spray up her nose, which revived her and perhaps saved her life.