Category Archives: Press Release

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.

Pinwheel Project

40 Pequannock Township High School students placed 500 pinwheels across the front lawn of the school the day before the homecoming football game – to spread awareness about the dangers of underage drinking.

The Pinwheel Project is designed to visually represent the 5,000 youth who die as a result of alcohol yearly.
“Each pinwheel represents 10 deaths due to underage drinking,” said Phyllis Minicuci, Project Coordinator for the Pequannock Township Coalition. “It’s a very powerful statement and I’m proud of the students. They stepped up and did a terrific job.”

Read the full story in The Daily Record here.

OOPP Coordinator

July Newsletter


Check out this month’s newsletter:
Coalition Newsletter July

Featured this month:

  • Tips on how to keep teens safe this summer, and teen tips on fun safe things to do!
  • Our upcoming events, such as the Unite to Face Addiction event in Washington D.C., and Darryl Strawberry tells his story at Morris Knolls High School.

Coalition Newsletter: May

May is graduation and prom season – often coupled with underage drinking and parties.
• 32% of teens think their parents
would allow them to drink once in a while.
• 88% believe alcohol is easy to get.
• 75% think they have friends who drink alcohol weekly.
* 2013 Partnership for a Drug-Free America; MetLife Foundation Survey*

Check out our monthly coalition newsletter to read more about alternatives to drinking, what parents can do, and how you can get involved in National Prevention Week!

Coalition Newsletter May