Emerging Trends: Spotlight on Vaping

Download Publication FREE, Click Link: Emerging Trends: Spotlight on Vaping AREN’T THEY HARMLESS? E-cigarette ads and online forums may say that using an e-cig is just inhaling harmless water vapor BUT it’s really aerosol and other chemicals. There is no government regulation of the chemicals that go into vape products, so there is no way to know what you are breathing into your lungs and impossible to know longterm side-effects. Reports of serious lung damage, known as “popcorn lung” and “wet lung”, have been cited after only brief use of vapor devices. E-cigarette use among middle and high school students has …

Best Practices: Establishing New Medicine Norms

Download Publication FREE, click link: Best Practices: Establishing New Medicine Norms Download Safe Medicine Rack Card FREE, click link: Rx Best Practices and Drop Box Locations HC SC RX/OPIOID PREVENTION: Background CARA –TAsk Force goal Comprehensive approach to addressing the Opioid Crisis Opioids – what are they? Opioids are synthetic drugs, usually Rx’d painkiller medication (oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine). Also includes illicit drugs such as fentanyl, and carfentynal.  Opiates include naturally derived drugs such as heroin, opium. Why do people move from prescription drugs to heroin?  Prescription opioids (pain pills) and heroin are chemically similar and can produce a similar high.  In NJ, heroin is cheaper …

Cannabis: Frequently Asked Questions

Download Publication FREE, click link: Cannabis Frequently Asked Questions APA CITATION: Menes, A. M., Gabel, L., Dowd, P., & Collevechio, J. (2018, May). Cannabis: Frequently Asked Questions [Community Prevention Education]. New Jersey, Flemington. Prevention Resources, Inc., Safe Communities Coalition Hunterdon and Somerset, One Voice. IN-TEXT CITATION: (“Cannabis: FAQ”, 2018) Abstract IMPORTANCE: Cannabis (marijuana) is a mind-altering psychoactive drug derived from the Cannabis plant, containing over 400 chemicals including THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is considered the main psychoactive-inducing compound. Cannabis is currently a federally illegal (Schedule I) drug, and is recreationally illegal in most States. Over the past decade, cannabis has become increasingly accessible for medical …

Night of Conversation 11.13.2018

Click Here for Flyer! Please join us for a night of conversation about prevention of drug use and promotion of mental health. Who: Parents and Children (grades 7-12) What: Interactive discussion Where: Somerville Middle School Cafeteria, 51 W. Cliff Street, Somerville When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 2018 Time: 6:30pm – 8pm Cost: FREE!

Night of Conversation 11.14.2018

Click Here for Flyer! Please join us for a night of conversation about prevention of drug use and promotion of mental health. Who: Parents and Children (grades 7-12) What: Interactive discussion Where: Hillsborough Township Municipal Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Cost: FREE!