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 […]

Freeholders Announce Operation SAL

Freeholders Announce Operation SAL

  • October 7, 2015
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(October 7, 2015) – The Freeholder Board announced a groundbreaking new program to provide critical treatment services to those battling the grip of opiate and heroin addiction. At a luncheon celebrating police officers that have administered Naloxone to more than 300 individuals preserving their life, Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli announced a progressive new program, to […]

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

  • July 29, 2015
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(July 29, 2015) – DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced yesterday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for […]