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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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Vernon Coalition receives CADCA 2016 GOT OUTCOMES Award!

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Coalition Institute recently announced the 2016 GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Awards to outstanding coalitions who use data-driven, comprehensive, and effective approaches to address local substance abuse issues. Award winners demonstrated how they achieved successful outcomes in their communities against youth alcohol abuse, marijuana usage, and prescription […]

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Sussex County Clear Program

CLEAR is a collaborative effort from the Sussex County Prosecutor, Sussex County Police Chiefs’ Association, Newton Police Department, Center for Prevention and Counseling, Atlantic Health System and other social service agencies and is supported by the Sussex County Freeholders and municipal governing bodies across the County. Check out a new PSA to see a clear […]

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Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey

“Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey” community partners have been busy conducting point of sale audits throughout the eight counties of the northern region. Tobacco advertising and product exposure has the potential to affect people of all ages.  The young who begin to see tobacco as common and benign in the marketplace as milk and […]

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

The Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) helped Sussex County youth recognize National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (#NDAFW), offering teens an opportunity to get facts about drugs and drug misuse, dispelling myths they receive from social media, TV, movies, music or friends. NDAFW is always an opportunity to proactively encourage youth to be better prepared […]

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