Inaugural Recovery Softball Tournament Held at Campbell’s Field

Inaugural Recovery Softball Tournament Held at Campbell’s Field

  • October 6, 2016
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(October 6, 2016) – On September 30, 2016, the Camden County Freeholder Board’s Addiction Awareness Task Force hosted the inaugural Recovery Softball Tournament to raise awareness for those battling opioid addiction. “By bringing our community together on the ballfield, this annual event raises awareness for those who are battling addiction,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said. […]

Gloucester Township Police Expand Help for Addicts

Gloucester Township Police Expand Help for Addicts

  • September 1, 2016
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(September 1, 2016) – On Wednesday, International Overdose Awareness Day, the Gloucester Township Police announced it will expand its addiction intervention program to connect addicts with services months before their court date. At the township’s Family Resource Center, Addiction Awareness Task Force member and Police Chief Harry Earle unveiled his police department’s plan to bring Project SAVE […]

Raising Awareness, Saving Lives – Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st

(August 24, 2016) – August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. On […]

Addiction Awareness Task Force Hosts Patrick Kennedy

Addiction Awareness Task Force Hosts Patrick Kennedy

(May 26, 2016) – The Freeholder Board and the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force welcomed former congressman Patrick Kennedy for a panel discussion called “Breaking the Silence.” The discussion took an unvarnished look at a group of participating young adults who are recovering from their battle with addiction. “This transparent dialogue, led by one […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 30th

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 30th

  • April 25, 2016
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Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. View our full list of prescription drug drop boxes here: addictions.camdencounty.com/resources/rx-drop-off/. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last […]

Addiction Awareness Task Force Members Present at National Summit

Addiction Awareness Task Force Members Present at National Summit

  • April 4, 2016
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Last week, two members from the Addiction Awareness Task Force were guest speakers at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit. Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle and Pharmacist Bill Lynch presented “Community Responses to Heroin and Drug Addiction”. The summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, […]

Statement by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli in regard to the new CDC guidelines

  • March 24, 2016
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The statement below is by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli in regard to the new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain On behalf of the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force, I commend President Barack Obama and the CDC for the new lifesaving guidelines that were announced on March 15th.  For far too many, […]

Freeholders Host Medical Education Forum on Addiction

Freeholders Host Medical Education Forum on Addiction

  • March 3, 2016
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The Freeholder Board and the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force hosted a continuing education credit dinner for Physicians, Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners entitled “Identifying Addiction in Your Practice.” “First and foremost we know that many cases of heroin addiction start with prescription pain pills, so it is critical for us to speak with […]

Camden County’s Addiction Summit with Chris Herren Raises Awareness, Reduces Stigma

Camden County’s Addiction Summit with Chris Herren Raises Awareness, Reduces Stigma

  • December 11, 2015
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(December 11, 2015) – At the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force’s second community addiction summit, former NBA player Chris Herren told his inspiring and life-changing story of substance abuse and the road to sobriety in front of a standing-room only audience at Highland Regional High School. Drug-free and alcohol-free since 2008, Chris has refocused […]

Candlelight Vigil Held for Overdose Victims

Candlelight Vigil Held for Overdose Victims

  • October 13, 2015
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(October 13, 2015) – The Freeholder Board and the newly-created Addiction Awareness Task Force hosted a candlelight vigil on October 10th in remembrance of those who lost their lives to drug overdoses. “Far too many families in Camden County have lost loved ones to heroin and other drugs that are fueling our region’s current addiction […]