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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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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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Ordering Medications – What you need to know

Receiving medications through the mail is convenient and can be invaluable to those with low to no mobility or transportation. However, ordering medications online can pose risks such as falling prey to scams or sites stealing your personal information. To ensure you are ordering through a reputable source follow these simple steps; make sure the website you are ordering from is directly through your local pharmacy or your health insurance company.

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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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