Strength and Hope: Shared Experiences of Addiction and Recovery

Camden County Board of Freeholder, Camden County College and Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force Presents “Strength and Hope: Shared Experiences of Addiction and Recovery”, a six-part educational series for addiction professional and aspiring addiction counseling professions. All workshops will take place at: Camden County College, in Taft Hall on the Blackwood, New Jersey In […]

Community Clothing Closet set for August 3

Community Clothing Closet set for August 3

Living Proof Recovery Center will host the 2017 Community Clothing Closet on August 3 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the center located at 108 Somerdale Rd. Voorhees, NJ 08043. Members of the community can come and receive gently used clothing for men and women of various sizes. There will also be limited children’s […]

Free Narcam Training Offered on August 24th

Free Narcam Training Offered on August 24th

Protect from an Overdose. Come to a FREE information and training session about the life saving antidote Narcan. Free kits will be available. PRE-REGISTERATION IS REQUIRED. To register contact Joanna Dugan at (856) 263-8193 or uta.narcan@verizon.net TRAINING Training sessions are from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Thursday August 24th , 2017 South County Regional Library Branch 35 […]

Congressman Norcross Part of Bipartisan Group Introducing Legislation Increasing Access to Addiction Treatment for Vulnerable Populations

  • June 21, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) have introduced the Road to Recovery Act – bipartisan legislation eliminating the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for substance use disorder and help states expand access to inpatient treatment for its enrollees. […]

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, […]