The mission of Partners in Prevention is to combat and defeat alcoholism and drug abuse in the community through involvement, consultation, education, advocacy and referral programs, working with individuals, groups and associations throughout Hudson County, the State of New Jersey, and the nation.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Hudson County (NCADD Hudson) was established in 1988 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its original name was Hudson County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1995 the name changed to NCADD Hudson and in 2002 the present name of Partners In Prevention was adopted.
The agency was founded after the Hudson County Board of Freeholders identified the need for a non-governmental, county-wide organization to serve as a substance abuse prevention resource center. Community leaders, led by the Reverend Robert Alemy, responded by organizing the agency. Seed money to help launch the new agency was provided through grants from Hudson County and the New Jersey Department of Health.
Partners In Prevention works to prevent substance abuse in individuals, families, schools and the broader community, and serves thousands of individuals across Hudson County.
Partners In Prevention maintains cooperative relationships with numerous organizations in Hudson County based on shared interests in preventing substance abuse-related problems, and in finding productive avenues for working together to serve the community. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, The New Jersey Prevention Network, and Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse are our longest standing affiliations.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence. Since its founding in 1944, NCADD has raised public awareness about addiction throughout the United States and increasingly across the global community. The NCADD operates on two parallel tracks – the National level and the community level — and today there are NCADD Affiliates across the United States offering critical recovery support services and providing a powerful network of support for those suffering from alcoholism and addiction — friends and family members alike. A vital part of Marty Mann’s vision when she founded NCADD over 70 years ago, was the creation of a national network of NCADD Affiliates to meet community needs throughout the country in the struggle against alcoholism and addiction. NCADD Affiliates have a long and strong legacy — one that focuses on the community and the belief that recovery is possible and desirable.
Today, the councils that make up NCADD’s national network of Affiliates provide an array of addiction-related services at the local level, including: information and referrals; public awareness campaigns; prevention and education programs in schools, communities and workplaces; intervention and treatment services; and advocacy on behalf of people affected by the disease of alcoholism/addiction and their families. Partners in Prevention has been an NCADD affiliate for nearly 30 years.
New Jersey Prevention Network
The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) is a public health agency working to create healthier communities by reducing the burden of substance abuse, addiction and other chronic disease.
NJPN brings professionals together through focused networks supporting a variety of training and prevention programs offered throughout New Jersey. Our networks foster collaboration and leverage resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance abuse prevention, public health, addiction education, and military support. Working together, our network professionals implement best service practices and evidenced-based programs across the state, helping build New Jersey’s capacity to create stronger, healthier communities, families and individuals.
NJPN funds our Military Family Nights program, provides current training to PIP staff organizes the Prevention Thought Leaders Forum, and helps coordinates state-level funding grants such as the Regional Coalition.
GCADA – Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
GCADA was established to execute three core functions: policy and planning; public awareness and education; and, the administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program. The Council is an active and collaborative participant in the planning and coordination of New Jersey’s addiction prevention, treatment, prevention policy and services, both through the development of a Comprehensive State Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Master Plan, submitted annually to the Governor and State Legislature, and its Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program, the largest network of community-based anti-drug coalitions in the nation.
The Council administers the State’s $10 million Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program which is the largest network of community-based anti-drug coalitions in the nation with thousands of stakeholders serving on nearly 400 Alliances encompassing more than 530 municipalities throughout New Jersey.
The New Jersey Municipal Alliances are local planning and coordinating bodies established in all 21 counties to assess needs, set priorities, develop plans and implement programs that form the foundation of New Jersey’s substance abuse prevention activities.
Funding for the Municipal Alliance program comes from the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) Fund. Fines collected from convicted drug offenders are placed into the DEDR Fund for the purpose of being returned to communities and used for local substance abuse prevention activities. Currently, Partners in Prevention receives support from the Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, and West New York alliances.