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  • "Higher Than Expected": Modern Weed More Potent

    Posted 3/25/2015

    Marijuana grown and sold legally in Colorado is twice as potent as the illegal pot of past decades — and some modern weed is up to three times stronger, a new study shows, NBC News reported Monday.

  • Clark students winners in Statewide Middle School PSA Scriptwriting Contest

    Posted 3/23/2015

    Erin Heaning, Ryan Pittari, and Ryan Petela, students at Kumpf Middle School in Clark, were selected as statewide winners for their entry in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey's Annual Middle School PSA Challenge. As first place winners, their script was professionally produced and aired on television stations across New Jersey.

  • Drug-Free NJ Director Says Parents Need To Be Vigilant

    Posted 3/20/2015

    Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Executive Director Angelo Valente says parents are recognizing the problem of prescription and over the counter drug abuse and must make sure medicines are locked away and properly disposed of.

  • PDFNJ Ex. Director Angelo M. Valente Interviewed on 1450 WCTC with Bert Baron

    Posted 3/19/2015

    On Wednesday, March 19th, PDFNJ Executive Director, Angelo M. Valente, appeared 1450 WCTC with Bert Baron from 7am - 8am. Valente and Baron discussed the upcoming New Jersey Shouts Down Drugs Substance Abuse Prevention Concert on April 17th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.


    Posted 3/18/2015

    WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues/compounds. Fentanyl is commonly laced in heroin, causing significant problems across the country, particularly as heroin abuse has increased. This alert was issued through the multi-agency El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) to all U.S. law enforcement.

  • Rockaway teens in ‘Shout Down Drugs’ contest

    Posted 3/18/2015

    Elizabeth Vex and Kaylee Pachana, of Rockaway Township, and Sarah Kertesz, of the Green Pond community, students at Morris Knolls High School, are finalists in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) New Jersey Shout Down Drugs competition.


    Posted 3/17/2015

    Poll finds wide support for legislation as another piece of anti-addiction package advances

  • 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.

  • 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.