Red Ribbon Week begins Monday, October 23rd and this year’s theme is “Be Kind To Your Mind. Live 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. Remember 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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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. Additionally, it provides a chance to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, take a break from daily stress and see the rewards of something beautiful you’ve nurtured.
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.
The workshop featuring David Nash, NJPSA LEGAL ONE will review the major revisions to NJ’s HIB law that go into effect as of July 2022.
The DEA’s national medication take-back day is over, but their dropboxes have not disappeared! Permanent dropboxes can be found at local police stations throughout Sussex County and are accessible 24/7. Properly disposing of your unneeded and expired medications can protect you, your family, and the environment. Expired medicines can lose their efficacy or turn toxic and cause harm if taken by accident.
This is the 21st Annual “What’s Your Anti-Drug” (WYAD) supplement that the New Jersey Herald and the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Center for Prevention and Counseling, have collaborated on. This year over 700 Sussex County students from 28 different schools, in grades K-12th submitted an entry to the Annual WYAD Contest or submitted an entry to “What Makes You Happy?” contest.
allows for 30 days of focus on increasing awareness and learning about the causes and treatments of one of our nation’s public health concerns: Alcohol Use Disorder. Established in 1987, alcohol awareness month has given communities the space to put an emphasis on spreading awareness and reducing stigma.