Author Archives: Louie Lavin

What’s Your Anti-Drug Contest Winners

This is the 22nd Annual “What’s Your Anti-Drug” (WYAD) supplement that the New Jersey Herald and the Coali- tion for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of The Center for Prevention and Counseling, have collaborated on. This year over 500 Sussex County students from 29 different schools, in grades 4-12th submitted an entry to the annual WYAD Contest or submitted an entry to “What Makes You Happy?”, a special addition that was created
to recognize students in grades K-3, in effort to promote healthy and positive messages, at a young age!

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Prevention Hub

For youth and families to thrive in a safe and healthy environment, communities must address the numerous risk factors that lead to the early use of alcohol and other drugs, often the first step on a path to addiction. The Sussex County Prevention Hub is an initiative of the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Center for Prevention and Counseling. Our goals are to support the members of our community by providing a direct link to evidence-based support services, educational programs, and resources for all sectors.

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Red Ribbon Week 2022

Red Ribbon Week begins Sunday, October 23rd and this year’s theme is “Celebrate Life. Living Drug Free.” As we prepare for Red Ribbon Week, we are sharing ideas for daily activities, as well as social media posts to utilize within your school community. Don’t forget to send us pictures of what your students are doing for Red Ribbon Week, we will be sending out emails to highlight your activities.

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What Makes You Happy Contest

Tell Sussex County what decisions you make that make you happy! This is a spin off on the annual What’s Your Anti-Drug Contest. Singing, Sports, Scouts, Dancing, Drawing, Friends, Pets and MORE! If you’re in grades K-3, we want your original story, artwork, poetry or photograph, which tells the world: What Makes You Happy?

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Plant the Promise

Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd-31st is a nationally recognized initiative each fall with an emphasis on prevention education and commitment to living a safe, healthy and drug-free life. Plant the Promise is a wonderful way to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students plant red flower bulbs during Red Ribbon Week in the Fall which bloom in the Spring, and serve as a reminder of the importance and the beauty of living a drug-free life.

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Recovery Walk Teams 2022

Ashley PizzarroBarbra Smith Leo 2Barbra Smith LeoKim Scholz 2Mascenik Family 2Susanne PotterTeam Atlantic Health – Dr. Tamara LipshieTeam Atlantic Health – Tamara LipshieTeam BrandonTeam Colleen – Ashley Conklin FamilyTeam Cool Dood Tim 2Team Damien Holbrook 2Team Dawn SimmTeam Down the Shore – Annmarie ShaferTeam Joey Lavin – Louie Lavin FamilyTeam K&P Holistic Health & Fitness […]

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Recovery Walk Photos 2022

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