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April Newsletter

APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

Talk early, talk often: Parents can make a difference in teen alcohol use

FACTS

  • Alcohol is the primary factor in the four leading causes of  death for young people
  • Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States
  • Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are 4x more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin after age 21
  • The typical teen will see 100,000 beer commercials before turning 18

ON THE FLIP SIDE…

  • A supportive family environment is associated with lower rates of alcohol use for adolescents
  • Consistent and sustained parental attitudes can influence a child’s decision about whether or not to use alcohol and drugs
  • Kids who have conversations with their parents and learn about the dangers of alcohol and drugs are 50% less likely to use alcohol and drugs than those who don’t

January 2016 Newsletter

Click the link below to view our monthly newsletter and stay up-to-date on relevant substance abuse information.

January Newsletter

Featured in this month’s newsletter…

  • Narcan: It Saves
    Police throughout Morris County saved 42 people from fatal opiate overdoses in 2015  by using Narcan, according to Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
  • Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs: Just as dangerous!
    Recent research shows that while parents are aware of warnings against illicit “street” drugs, both prescription medicine and over-the-counter cough medicines are often overlooked as a potential threat.

Recovery Mentoring in the News

Click the link below to watch “Jersey Matters.”
Morris County Prevention is Key and Center for Addiction, Recovery, and Success (CARES) are featured and discuss some of the new methods we are using to combat addiction.

Reporter, Sherry Karabin, talks with some of the amazing people we work with to learn about the life-saving drug Narcan, and focus on an amazing Mentor Program, to help recovering addicts.

Jersey Matters

Please visit the CARES website to learn more about the Mentor Program and how you can get involved.