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 “one voice”.

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 …

Emerging Trends: Spotlight on CBD

Download Publication FREE, Click Link: Emerging Trends: Spotlight on CBD VAPING CBD – RECREATIONALLY? Recent publications noted that teens are vaping marijuana (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids). According to an annual survey of nearly 50,000 adolescents, 3 percent, 8 percent and 10 percent of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders had vaped cannabis in 2017. With the rise of CBD (Cannabidiol, non-psychoactive component in cannabis) products, marketed as cure-alls and health aids, investigations led to find out that adults are vaping CBD for their natural THC content (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component in cannabis). Even if a CBD product contains a small amount of THC, …

Athletes & Opioids: Safeguard your team with policies and best practices

Download Publication FREE, Click Link: Athletes & Opioids Program Goal: TOP (Tackling Opioids through Prevention) for Athletes is intended to help raise awareness of opioid use among student athletes, and to provide evidence-based information to strengthen policies and practices within schools, athletic departments and community based athletic programs. OPIOID TOOLKIT: Download our Opioid Toolkit: https://tinyurl.com/SCC-OpioidToolkits  SCHEDULE TODAY: Our agency is available to provide FREE presentations and support within Hunterdon and Somerset to schools, teams, as well as community sports programs. Interested Coaches, School Personnel, or Healthcare Providers: Contact Project Director, Lesley Gabel at 908-782-3909, lgabel@njprevent.com What you should know: Injuries are …