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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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Pain Medication Disposal – What you need to know

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.

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Military Family Program

Registration is now open for the Spring Session of the Military Family program held in Newton on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7! Any family with military affiliation can register for the program. Through this in-person program, we will be providing family meals, sessions for parents & children, child care, family fun activities and a $300 gift card at the end of the program. Feel free to send to any families that you feel would benefit from this program.

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What’s Your Anti-Drug Contest Winners!

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.

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Alcohol Awareness Month

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.

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