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Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall

The Center for Prevention and Counseling invites the public to a free “Knock Out Opiate Abuse Town Hall” event sponsored by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey (BCBSNJ). Along with collaboration from The Partnership for Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), this Town Hall series has […]

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New Report on Adolescent Inhalant Use

Nearly 700,000 adolescents used inhalants to get high in 2015 according to a new report, Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use, released by SAMHSA last month. Inhalants are considered every day products that are typically found in a home including spray paints, glues, markers and gasoline. They are harmless when used as directed; however, they can be […]

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Back to School Prevention Resources

Over the next few weeks, Sussex County children will begin their 2017-2018 school year.  Whether it is your child’s first day of Kindergarten, middle school or high school, this is an exciting time where many opportunities, experiences and life lessons happen.  What does your child need to stay safe and succeed in our fast paced world? […]

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Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Grant Awarded to Center for Prevention and Counseling, Newton, NJ When someone experiences an opioid overdose (heroin /opiate pain pills) and is revived and transported to a local hospital emergency department, who better for them to speak to at this very vulnerable moment than someone in recovery, themselves? Having a peer […]

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Kids 2 Kids Newsletter

With Week of Respect right around the corner, it is time to begin thinking about what your school is going to do celebrate.
While planning keep in mind this year’s Summit theme is
Be Kind. Every Day, Every Time, Everyone. #Kindness365
Here are some ideas of what local schools have done in previous years…

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Recovery Month and More!

July 18, 2017 marked the anniversary of the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program and a breakfast celebration was hosted by Newton Medical Center to share the successes of one year in operation. Newton Police Department was recognized for their leadership in innovative, community policing and Recovery Coaches shared the outcomes of the program’s first year. Between […]

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Walk in Franklin sends a message about addiction

FRANKLIN — They are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, husbands and wives, cousins and grandparents, friends and co-workers. They are the many faces whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse disorder, and they gathered at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Saturday morning for the third annual Changing […]

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Summer Prevention

School is out and Sussex County teens are enjoying the start to a long summer!  While summer brings sun, fun and freedom, it also brings an increased risk for alcohol and other drug use among teens. Summertime means more free time and often times with reduced adult supervision. Outdoor summer recreational activities like swimming, boating, […]

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WSCC Youth Leadership Camp Weekend

The weekend of June 2nd-4th marked The Center’s 6th annual Youth Leadership Camp. Pam Pastorino and Ashley LeBelle, School Health Specialists working under the WSCC (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) grant, orchestrated a jam packed weekend including outdoor activities, leadership training opportunities, team building exercises and personal growth at the Fairview Lake YMCA Camp […]

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