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  • nj1015.com: Cocaine 2015 – Are your prescription drugs addictive?

    Posted 3/13/2015

    A new poll finds nine in 10 New Jersey residents think doctors should be required to tell patients about addiction risks in the drugs they prescribe, thinking along the same lines as a coalition of drug abuse, treatment and prevention experts who believe patients should receive more information regarding those medications.

  • NJ Senators Sweeney & Vitale Join With PDFNJ In Work Against Drug Abuse

    Posted 3/12/2015

    TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Joseph Vitale today presented the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, a statewide alliance working to dissuade people, especially youth, from drugs, with a resolution declaring March 2015 as "Drug Free Awareness Month." The presentation of the Senate resolution, sponsored by Sweeney and Vitale, took place at the organization's headquarters in Millburn, New Jersey.

  • abcnews.go.com: Everything You Want to Know About Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol Approved by Feds

    Posted 3/12/2015

    Palcohol, or powdered alcohol, was approved this week by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, part of the U.S. Treasury Department. But the powder packets that can turn water into a mixed drink have already been banned by several states amid fears that Palcohol can be easily abused.

  • NJ Residents Want More Information on the Drug They Are Taking

    Posted 3/12/2015

    TRENTON – The majority of NJ residents want the legislature to mandate that their doctor tell them if their prescription medicine is addictive and believe those conversations will reduce the number of individuals who become addicted to pain medications, according to a recent survey effort between Fairleigh Dickinson University’s independent survey research center, PublicMind, and PDFNJ.

  • NJTV News VIDEO: Legislation Would Require NJ Doctors to Discuss Addiction

    Posted 3/12/2015

    VIDEO: Pending legislation to require doctors to discuss opiate addiction and offer alternatives aims to reduce the number of people addicted to painkillers and heroin.

  • nj1015.com: Cocaine 2015 – A legendary illegal drug continues to pose a threat

    Posted 3/11/2015

    “Cocaine remains the third biggest drug threat with regard to the illicit use of drugs in New Jersey, only behind heroin and prescription drugs,” said Angelo Valente, the executive director of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey.

  • NJ Teens Compete in PDFNJ's Statewide Substance Abuse Prevention Music Competition

    Posted 3/9/2015

    NEWARK – High school students from across New Jersey will be participating as finalists in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 11th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs competition. The concert will feature 38 students performing their original prevention themed music and lyrics at the concert.

  • NJ Teens Compete in PDFNJ’s Statewide Substance Abuse Prevention Music Competition

    Posted 3/3/2015

    NEWARK – High school students from across NJ will be participating as finalists in PDFNJ's 11th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs competition. 38 students will perform their original prevention themed music and lyrics at the concert. Each finalist was selected out of entries submitted from high school students across NJ.

  • NJSDD 2015 Finalists Announced

    Posted 3/2/2015

    Finalist voting begins March 9th!

  • NJ.com: Requiring doctors to check prescription database could help stem N.J.'s opiate epidemic | Opinion

    Posted 2/24/2015

    By Elaine and Steve Pozycki Gov. Chris Christie's use of the bully pulpit to shine a light on the epidemic of opiate addiction in our state has begun to generate a long overdue public conversation about the most effective ways to solve the problem. Certainly, expanding access to treatment as the Governor proposes is a key component of any comprehensive solution.