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 Download Pediatrician’s Handout FREE, click link: ! Med Misuse, Safe Disp 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 …

Teens “Shatter the Myths” for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset counties, managed by Prevention Resources, Inc., participated in the 10th annual National campaign to “Shatter the Myths” for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), held January 22 through 28, 2018. The goal of this campaign is to stimulate science-based conversation about substance use and addiction via community events and initiatives. The Safe Communities Youth Sector led Hunterdon (HCYC) and Somerset (SCYC) in a collaborative and layered approach by targeting local high schools, peers, and social media. “Our young people are greatly concerned about how their community, locally and nationally, are being impacted …