In the News

  • Steven J. & Elaine Pozycki Honored at PDFNJ's 2014 Angel of Hope Gala

    Posted 4/14/2014

    Steven J. and Elaine Pozycki were recently honored at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Angel of Hope Gala, for which they served as co-chairs. The Pozycki’s of SJP Properties, are also on the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Board of Trustees.

  • - Alarming Find: Opioid Use During Pregnancy on Rise

    Posted 4/14/2014

    (NEWSER) – The risks of taking opioid painkillers during pregnancy aren't fully understood but that hasn't stopped doctors prescribing them for large numbers of pregnant women, an alarming new study in Obstetrics and Gynecology finds. Some 23% of Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women were prescribed opioids like codeine and hydrocodone in 2007, up from 18.5% in 2000, researchers say.

  • Sayreville PD to monitor “Glow parties”

    Posted 4/11/2014

    Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today that law enforcement agencies within the county are stepping up efforts to alert parents about the growing sale and use of the illegal drug, “Molly,” at promoted events, particularly “Glow parties.” Such an event is being hosted by a Sayreville nightclub on April 12, 2014.

  • Heroin Deaths Rise in NJ and Other States

    Posted 4/9/2014

    With heroin use rising across the U.S., Associated Press queried state health departments, medical examiner’s offices and law enforcement agencies across the nation for statistics related to use, overdoses and treatment to obtain a more detailed picture of the problem on the ground.

  • NJ 4th Grade Students Featured at Statewide Prevention Artwork Premiere

    Posted 4/9/2014

    (NEWARK) – Over 8,000 fourth grade students from across New Jersey participated in the Fourteenth Annual Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest.

  • Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ unveils prescription drug disposal in Secaucus

    Posted 4/8/2014

    Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ unveils prescription drug disposal in Secaucus. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Mayor Michael Gonnelli and District 9 Freeholder Albert Cifelli all spoke about the importance of properly disposing of description drugs at Monday afternoon’s event.

  • - Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren stands up against substance abuse

    Posted 4/8/2014

    Chris Herren is a former college basketball star who played in the National Basketball Association with the Boston Celtics in 2000 – 2001, but whose path to stardom was blocked by years of substance abuse.

  • PDFNJ, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, along with Actavis, unveil an AMCC Rx Drop Box in Secaucus

    Posted 4/7/2014

    The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, in conjunction with Actavis, unveiled a Americvan Medicine Chest Rx Drop Box in Secaucus. The box is located in the lobby of the Secaucus Police Department at 1203 Patterson Plank Road.

  • - N.J. heroin crisis: Christie discusses new tool in battle against overdoses

    Posted 4/3/2014

    BRICK — Police officers and first responders in Ocean and Monmouth counties will begin carrying naloxone, a drug that can counter the effects of an opiate overdose, Gov. Chris Christie said today as New Jersey continues its years-long battle against a heroin and prescription pill epidemic that has resulted in hundreds of deaths.

  • - F.D.A. Approves Portable Drug Overdose Treatment

    Posted 4/3/2014

    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an emergency drug overdose treatment for use in homes and other community settings outside hospitals. Federal regulators said that the treatment, an injector filled with a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose, can fit in a pocket or medicine cabinet, and could help stem the rising number of drug overdoses.