- These FREE training sessions are sponsored by the Hudson County Department of Health and Human...
Officials report the abuse of opiates, mainly heroin, has risen at an alarming rate across the country, particularly among teenagers. Many “new” heroin users previously abused prescription opiate based pain relievers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, codeine, propoxyphene, and hydromorphone. There is a shift in not only their drug of choice, but also in demographics; heroin abuse is rapidly sweeping through rural and suburban areas.
The Drug Enforcement Administration this week commended House and Senate negotiators for agreeing on legislation to control 26 synthetic drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. These drugs include those commonly found in products marketed as “K2” and “Spice."
Every year local organizations across the nation engage with communities to promote early diagnosis and HIV-testing. The National Association of People with AIDS founded the day in 1995 and continues to lead its implementation each year. This year Horizon Health is providing free HIV and STD testing on June 27th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. The event will take place at the Curries Woods Revitalization Center 65-67 Ruby Brown Terrace Jersey City, NJ. Along with free testing, there will be music, raffles and food.
The Hudson Partnership Care Management Organization (CMO) developed an online database to make community-based resources that are relevant to children more accessible to Care Managers, families, service providers, and the community. HudsonServiceNetwork.org provides important information about services, resource
New Jersey has awarded a contract to initiate the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, joining thirty-four other states that already have programs up and running. Former Governor Jon Corzine initially signed enabling legislation in 2008 when New Jersey received a $350,000 grant to start its own program.
This long awaited program requires pharmacies to collect and send data to the state for every prescription for controlled dangerous substances, including anabolic steroids and frequently abused painkillers like methadone and oxycodone.
On May 31 2012 the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is hosting a symposium for Pharmacy Owners, Managers, and Employees, Law Enforcement, Prevention Professionals, Pharmaceutical Industry Representatives, Municipal Alliances and Local Government Officials, to discuss the growing issues associated with prescription drug abuse in New Jersey. The symposium will include topics such as "SafeGuarding Your Pharmacy", "Prescription Drug Monitoring", "Developing Statewide Best Practices for Pharmacy Security", and "Establ
More than 18 million individuals or 8.5% of Americans suffer from alcohol-use disorders. In addition, there are countless millions of individuals, family members and children who experience the devastating effects of the alcohol problem of someone in their life. In fact, 1 in 4 children in the United States have been exposed to alcohol-use disorders in their family.
Washington DC -- The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC), the nation’s largest privately funded public health campaign preventing prescription drug abuse, announced today the creation of a national online directory of permanent prescription drug collection boxes for the collection of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
If you haven't registered yet for NJPN's ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Strategic Moves: Advancing the Field of Addiction, you only have a few more weeks to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate of $85 which ends on December 30th. (See website for details)
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