START (Steps to Action Recovery and Treatment)

Download Publication FREE: START (Steps to Action Recovery and Treatment) NEW JERSEY HOTLINES ReachNJ 1-844-REACH-NJ¬†(1-844-732-2465) // Serves¬†to¬†simplify¬†the¬†process¬†for¬†those¬†seeking¬†help¬†from¬†addiction.¬†www.ReachNJ.gov NJ¬†ADDICTION¬†SERVICES¬†HOTLINE¬† 844-276-2777¬†¬†//¬†¬†Provides¬†information¬†and¬†referral¬†to¬†substance¬†use¬†treatment¬†statewide. NJ¬†CONNECT¬†FOR¬†RECOVERY 855-652-3737¬†¬†//¬†¬†Dedicated¬†to¬†opioid¬†addiction,¬†serves¬†both¬†the¬†person¬†struggling¬†with¬†addiction¬†as¬†well¬†as¬†their¬†loved¬†ones. NJ¬†MENTALHEALTHCARES 866-202-4357¬†¬†//¬†¬†Directs¬†callers¬†to¬†appropriate¬†service¬†entry¬†points. 2NDFLOOR 888-222-2228¬†¬†//¬†¬†Confidential¬†and¬†anonymous¬†helpline¬†for¬†New¬†Jersey’s¬†young¬†people. N.J.¬†HOPE¬†LINE 855-654-6735¬†¬†//¬†¬†Peer¬†Support¬†and¬†Suicide¬†Prevention¬†Hotline CHANGE¬†STARTS¬†HERE. Reducing¬†stigma¬†and¬†breaking¬†barriers¬†to¬†build¬†a¬†stronger,¬†healthier¬†community. BACKGROUND ON START In¬†partnership¬†with¬†Hunterdon¬†County¬†Prosecutor’s¬†Office,¬†and¬†Hunterdon¬†County¬†Chief’s¬†Association,¬†Safe¬†Communities¬†Coalition¬†created¬†S.T.A.R.T.¬†(Steps¬†To¬†Action¬†Recovery¬†and¬†Treatment)¬†initiative. START¬†was¬†first¬†designed¬†as¬†a¬†tool¬†to¬†bridge¬†the¬†treatment¬†gap¬†and¬†prevent¬†overdose,¬†and¬†has¬†since¬†become¬†a¬†symbol¬†of¬†reliable¬†resources¬†and¬†information. ONE VOICE The¬†goal¬†of¬†One¬†Voice¬†is¬†to¬†create¬†social¬†level¬†change¬†in¬†reducing¬†substance¬†use¬†through¬†our¬†faith¬†communities. Annual¬†launch¬†includes¬†a¬†weekend¬†of¬†shared¬†messaging¬†into¬†the¬†community,¬†led¬†by¬†faith¬†leaders,¬†with¬†‚Äúone¬†voice‚ÄĚ.

Drug Trends: Cannabis

Cannabis is being dubbed “the new Big Tobacco” for the way they are strategizing and targeting specific populations, including kids, minorities, and less affluent areas. But could this new wave be worse?¬†Can we even imagine the real impacts this could have on our communities, our children? Download Publication FREE, click link:¬†Drug Trends: Cannabis WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW Since Colorado legalized recreational cannabis in 2012: Youth cannabis use is 85% higher than the national average Cannabis-related traffic fatalities increased 151% Violent crime increased 25% (18,426 in 2013 to 23,009 in 2017) Aggravated assaults increased 31% (9,714 to 12,711) Motor vehicle thefts …