We stand united for vape-free youth

Facts you may not know about youth vaping: A ‘vape’ is the term used to describe the delivery mechanism of products such as JUUL, nicotine, e-juices, THC, and alcohol. In 2018, the Surgeon General declared e-cigarette (vape) use among youth a national epidemic. Schools ranked teen vaping as the number one problem in Hunterdon County (Key Informant 2019). Most youth do not know the ingredients is in these products (CDC). Even products that claim they are nicotine-free may contain nicotine due to lack of regulation (CDC). Nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the brain, as it is still developing up …

It’s National Prevention Week! Today is all about Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse.

Did you know that one of the best ways to avoid prescription and opioid drug misuse is through safe storage and safe disposal? Safe storage boxes and solutions can be bought online, at your local pharmacy, or local hardware store.   Hunterdon County Safe Disposal Dropbox locations: 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 Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM Lambertville Police …

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 …

Pot’s Real Price – Part 5: Growers Eager for Legalization

Click Here to View Video New York is on a fast track to legalize marijuana, and growers and entrepreneurs are excited. But not everyone is on board, especially after seeing what’s happened in states like Colorado and California. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2019)

Pot’s Real Price – Part 4: Has Pot Really Become Cash Cow?

Click Here to View Video Is legal marijuana actually the cash cow it promised to be for Colorado? Businesses say yes, schools say no. And then there are the complications of dealing with banks, forcing risky cash-only operations. There are lessons for the tri-state in the legalization of pot. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2019)

Pot’s Real Price – Part 2: Businesses Sees Growing Pains

Click Here to View Video Retail pot in Colorado is generating hundreds of millions of dollars, but at what price? Sarah Wallace goes in a private marijuana club outside Denver to see how pot is proving a boon for some, and then undercover with police during drug raids to see how it’s straining their resources — and what that could all mean for the tri-state when legalization happens here. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2019)