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School athletics can serve an integral role in students’ development. In addition to providing healthy forms of exercise, school athleticsfoster friendships and camaraderie, promote sportsmanship and fair play, and instill the value of competition.
Parents play a key role in substance use prevention, making it paramount that they are informed on the issue and prepared to talk with their children about drugs and alcohol. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s 15 Minute Child Break educates parents, grandparents and other caregivers. Find out how to bring an hour-long session to your community.
Proper disposal is a key to preventing the misuse and abuse of medicines. Find out where you can safely and conveniently dispose of your expired and unused medicines through the American Medicine Chest Challenge.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services is responsible for the development, coordination and operational support of a comprehensive mental health and addiction services system. It contracts with more than 120 agencies for a wide range of community mental health services that assist consumers living in the community; and supports and monitors a wide variety of substance abuse treatment and prevention services providers designed to reduce the misuse of alcohol and other drugs through effective evidence-based treatment.
ReachNJ is a 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week addictions hotline through which people who have a substance use disorder can get immediate help and referrals from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors, regardless of their insurance status.
The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is an active and collaborative participant in the planning and coordination of New Jersey’s addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services.