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  • Webinar to Highlight Impact of Opioid Crisis on Vulnerable Populations

    Posted 12/4/2023

    MILLBURN ­– State and local experts will continue the discussion of the opioid epidemic’s impact on vulnerable populations in the next webinar of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Learning Series, organized by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (NJ CARES) and the Opioid Education Foundation of America (OEFA).

  • Webinar to Highlight Impact of Opioid Crisis on Vulnerable Populations

    Posted 12/4/2023

    Upcoming webinar, part of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Learning Series, will delve into the unique challenges and available support for rural communities and the deaf and hard of hearing affected by the opioid crisis.

  • South Jersey prosecutors, hospital systems join forces to prevent opioid addiction

    Posted 12/1/2023

    “Educating medical professionals on the risks and proper ways to treat pain and prescribe opioids is crucial to combatting the opioid epidemic our state and country are facing,” PDFNJ Executive Director Angelo Valente said.

  • Southern NJ Counties Offer Continuing Medical Education Scholarships to Medical Providers

    Posted 12/1/2023

    Mullica Hill, NJ -- Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae, Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine Hoffman, and Salem County Prosecutor Kristin Telsey announced today, at a joint press event hosted at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, an initiative to fight the statewide opioid epidemic by teaming up with Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to provide scholarships for opioid prescribing education to healthcare providers within each of their counties.

  • PDFNJ Calls on Middle Schoolers to Enter the PSA Challenge

    Posted 11/29/2023

    MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is calling on New Jersey fifth through eighth-grade students to enter its 2023-2024 Middle School PSA Challenge. Participants can win $1,000, have their video shared across the tri-state area, and be featured in PDFNJ’s social media and peer-to-peer substance use messaging.

  • - Parents: Communicate With Your College Student

    Posted 11/22/2023

    PDFNJ underscores the importance of parents engaging in open and supportive dialogues about mental health and substance use with college students returning home for the holiday season.

  • Home for the Holidays: Talking to College Students

    Posted 11/16/2023

    MILLBURN, NJ — When college students return home at the end of the semester, it is important for parents to provide a safe channel of communication to discuss the pressures they experienced at school. PDFNJ offers parents guidance on how to engage their children in conversations about mental health and substance use.

  • - PDFNJ Executive Director named ‘Hero’ in Authority Magazine series

    Posted 11/14/2023

    In an interview with Authority magazine, Angelo Valente, the Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, reflects on the organization’s groundbreaking efforts in drug misuse prevention and public health education.

  • The unseen struggles of our veterans

    Posted 11/11/2023

    Veterans Day brings attention to the mental health and addiction challenges faced by many veterans. Enhancing access to programs and services is crucial, highlighting a national responsibility towards their rehabilitation and overall well-being.

  • Veterans Day Reminder: The Unseen Struggle with PTSD and Addiction

    Posted 11/10/2023

    As Veterans Day draws near, we are reminded to pay homage to the brave individuals who serve our nation. This solemn day calls for more than reflection; it demands an acknowledgment of the stark realities many veterans contend with post-service, especially the battles waged against mental health disorders and addiction.