In the News

  • New Milford fourth-grader earns first place in folder contest

    Posted 5/23/2018

    NEW MILFORD -- Briella Biggins, a student at B.F. Gibbs Elementary School, is a first-place winner in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey's Design a Fourth-Grade Folder Contest. Biggins shares the honor with Allison Yodis from Eleanor Rush Intermediate School in Cinnaminson.

  • Wardlaw+Hartridge Fourth Graders Promote Drug Free New Jersey

    Posted 5/23/2018

    EDISON, NJ -- The fourth grade health class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, taught by Dawn Francavilla of Somerset, was involved in designing a folder for a Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. The students were challenged to create anti-drug artwork relating to the theme "Fun Things to do Instead of Doing Drugs."

  • Ocean County Prosecutor, Other Experts Lead Opioid Discussion at Town Hall

    Posted 5/18/2018

    LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP. — Ocean County experts provided residents a comprehensive look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and the state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted Thursday night by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

  • Drug use legal issues a complicated problem for N.J. employers, workers

    Posted 5/17/2018

    MAYS LANDING — As more New Jerseyans fall victim to the opioid epidemic, participate in the state’s medical marijuana program and look to tap into the legalization of recreational marijuana in the near future, workplace legal issues are bound to complicate things, experts say.

  • Opioid forum in Little Egg Harbor focuses on growing deadly power of fentanyl

    Posted 5/17/2018

    The most recent figures from the federal government on drug overdose deaths puts New Jersey in a league of its own. Comparing the 12 months ending in September 2016 with the 12 months ending in September 2017 shows that New Jersey’s drug overdose death rate spiked 50 percent, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Drug Forum Will Address Ocean County's Critical Opioid Crisis

    Posted 5/17/2018

    Solving the growing problem will be a "marathon – not a sprint," Ocean County Prosecutor says.

  • Hunterdon County fighting opioid abuse

    Posted 5/17/2018

    HUNTERDON COUNTY - The opioid problem in the county continues to rise. Last year, there were 54,572 opioid prescriptions filled here, according to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. In 2016, 20 people died from drug overdoses in the county, mostly involving opioids, according to the New Jersey Office of the State Medical Examiner, up from eight people dying from overdoses four years earlier.

  • Opioid Abuse is Forum Topic

    Posted 5/17/2018

    RARITAN TWP., NJ – A “Knock Out Opioid Abuse” town hall will be held tomorrow, May 9, in the Assembly Room at the county’s Route 12 complex here. The program is organized by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

  • Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Open For Mercer County Residents

    Posted 5/17/2018

    Mercer County residents are invited to attend the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall series in Ewing. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The College of New Jersey, School of Education, Room #212, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for registration. The event will be held in collaboration with Mercer County, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, The College of New Jersey and the Mercer Council.

  • Burlington County student wins statewide artwork contest on drug-free theme

    Posted 5/17/2018

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH — More than 4,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey drew their idea of a fun time as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year, but just 32 earned recognition at the program award ceremony on May 7 at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk.