BREAKING: New Study Shows Marijuana Use in Conjunction with Opioids Offers More Harms; No Benefit

(Alexandria, VA) – Today, a new study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine shows that sufferers from chronic pain who use marijuana in conjunction with prescription opioids demonstrated higher instances of mental health issues and further substance abuse problems than those who used opioids alone. According to the study, instances of depression and anxiety as well as opioid addiction, alcohol, and cocaine use were higher in patients who used both drugs. Additionally, there was no reported difference in pain for either groups. “Once again, another study completely shreds the arguments perpetuated by marijuana lobbyists that legalization can help solve the opioid epidemic,” said Dr. …

Teen Safety Nights at HCRHS

Over the past two nights we have reached about 1600 parents and students during Hunterdon Central Regional High School’s Teen Safety nights. We are honored to partner with HCRHS and bring such important messaging about teen safety to our local community. Our co-CEO, Lesley Gabel discussed the dangers of vaping, underage drinking, opioids, fentanyl, importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medications and prom safety tips. Other topics discussed were distracted driving, the need to have safety talks with our teens on a regular basis, and to practice what we preach because our teens are always watching. A big thank …

DEA Take Back Day – 4/24/2019

DEA Take Back Day is getting close, it’s time to clean out your medicine cabinets (don’t forget about pet medications)! Find the nearest drop-off location here.  There are also permanent drop box locations available throughout the year! Hunterdon County Hunterdon County Justice Center                     65 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08822 (908) 788-1166 (Sheriff’s Office)                          HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM Franklin Township Police Department               202 Sidney Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867 (908) 782-9594 Frenchtown Police Department                         27 Second Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 (908) 996-4820 Holland Township Police Department                61 Church Road, Milford, NJ 08848 (908) 995-4670                                                   HOURS: Monday through …