WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 10, West Orange Police Officer Bret Wagner of the Community Services Unit was honored as one of the ADAPT Coalition members of the year for 2017. The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team works to reduce underage drinking drug abuse in Essex County.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — A half-day interfaith symposium on Oct. 26 at The Life Christian Church in West Orange brought together 120 community members from all over Essex County, including 55 faith based leaders. The symposium, organized by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team of FAMILYConnections, provided information on how to help members of […]
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A program that will train police officers in drug prevention is now available in New Jersey. The Law Enforcement Against Drugs program is a nonprofit organization that aims to help law enforcement officers prevent drug use. Classroom programs run through L.E.A.D. will also work with children in schools to prevent street […]
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Heading into summer vacation, many parents and guardians become concerned with how their children will fill their time. Unstructured time can be dangerous, especially for teenagers who may have access to drugs or alcohol. Luckily, Essex County parents and guardians can count on ADAPT to help them steer their children in […]
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]
TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Turn in unused or expired prescription drugs at a Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maplewood Police Headquarters, 1618 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood.
Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]
TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey that aims to ensure that substance abuse instruction in public schools incorporates the most current, evidence-based standards and practices was signed into law Sept. 6, according to a release from Codey’s office. “Our schools are responsible for teaching our children about drugs, their negative effects […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — An open house for Operation HOPE Angel volunteers will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library meeting room, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Operation HOPE — Heroin Opiate Prevention Effort — gives an addict who voluntarily asks for help the opportunity to be placed into […]