Check out our Executive Director and Associate Director from last week’s Epiphany Community Services Retreat. Christopher Goeke and Melody Runyon presented on the development of prevention to recovery as a continuum. They discussed how prevention as we knew it has been re-designed. Morris County Prevention is Key has transformed itself from a “prevention services only” agency into a multi-faceted leader in the areas of Community-based Recovery Support, Relapse Prevention, Peer Training & Mobilization, D & A Prevention, Advocacy and Cross-Systems Collaboration.img_4194




CCSHM is so proud to be a part of this effort, particularly in partnering with Partnership for a Drug Free NJ in the October 6th statewide day of awareness, “Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day.”

Read Partnership for a Drug Free NJ’s full blog here:

The Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis

Check out the link below to read about the Surgeon General’s call to end the opioid crisis and TAKE THE PLEDGE!

As HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, we believe we have the unique power to end the opioid crisis. We pledge to:

1. Educate ourselves to treat pain safely and effectively.

2. Screen our patients for opioid use disorder and provide or connect them with evidence-based treatment.

3. Talk about and treat addiction as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.

Take the pledge to help end the opioid crisis today.

Narcan Used at Local Morris Plains Quick Chek

Quick action by a QuickChek manager, Morris Plains Police, and Morris County Assistant Prosecutor  Bradford Seabury, saved a 35-year-old woman who was overdosing on heroin in a bathroom of the convenience store on West Hanover Ave.

Morris Plains officers used Narcan, which counters the effects of opioids in overdose cases. This was the first time Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, the office’s Narcan coordinator, who, along with others,  conducts heroin seminars in the community, saw Narcan being used to save a life. Seabury heard the sound of someone falling inside the bathroom while waiting, and after calling to the woman, and announcing they would be coming in, found an unresponsive, blue-faced woman on the floor.

Seabury said the number of Narcan uses is rising- In just 5 months so far this year, police have logged 49 overdose reversals, more than all of 2015.