Category Archives: Teens

With overdoses on the rise, opioid programs come to Morris

  1. Four Prosecutor’s Office heroin programs heading to Morris towns
    In a continued effort to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting four symposiums in several county high schools over the next few weeks.

In Morris County, fatal opiate overdoses jumped from 43 in 2015 to 64 in 2016. There have been at least 23 overdoses so far in 2017, on track to greatly exceed last year’s total.
Prosecutor Fredric Knapp is hoping the ongoing public programs will continue to raise awareness of the heroin and opioid epidemic and show how to combat it.

Prograns will be held in: Montville, Roxbury, Dover, and Kinnelon

Click the link below to read the full story:

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/morris-county/2017/04/20/overdoses-rise-opioid-programs-come-morris/100702728/

 

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.

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

CDC Warns About Dangers of E-Cigarettes

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