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 …

Parents Hold the Key

Alcohol and Medicine that is not safely stored (locked-up or out of reach) can easily be misused by a friend, family member, or anyone entering your home. Reducing access in your home helps reduce underage drinking, medicine misuse, and poisoning. Mental Health and substance use addiction are not always easily identified and even if someone is being treated by a professional, overdose can still be a risk. Don’t take any chances, keep any potentially harmful substances locked-up and out of reach at all times.Open House EventsRealtors will tell you – if you are in the process of selling or renting …

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)