H.A.L.O (Healing after Loss to an Overdose)

Are you or someone you know grieving the loss of a loved one from Addition?  Tell them about H.A.L.O (Healing after Loss to an Overdose). Sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Addictions Awareness Task Force. H.A.L.O. is a new 10-week program starting this summer for families and friends who […]

Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Day

Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Day

(Camden County) – On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Camden County Addictions Awareness Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. […]

“Street Drug” Causing Life-Threatening Reactions

“Street Drug” Causing Life-Threatening Reactions

The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), a division of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health of the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University Biomedical Health Sciences along with state health officials are warning people not to use products sold as synthetic marijuana (often called spice, k2, etc.). In the […]

Task Force Speaks to Camden County College Police Academy

Task Force Speaks to Camden County College Police Academy

Task force member Patty DiRenzo spoke to recruits on April 1st at the Camden County College Police Academy about her son Sal, who she lost to an overdose in September 2010. Her presentation is part of the Addiction Awareness Task Force’s mission to raise awareness about the addiction epidemic and reduce stigma about the disease. […]

Event | April 1, 2015: “Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice”

Seabrook House is offering a complimentary Continuing Education Event with NJSAM “Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice” Presented by: Joseph Ranieri, DO, ABAM • Medical Director – Seabrook House Hosted by Camden County College Click here to download the flyer Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM www.seabrookhouse.org CME Provided […]

Free Narcan Trainings

Free Narcan Trainings

Learn “hands on” how to recognize an overdose and how to administer the Narcan antidote, as well as information on rescue breathing. Attendees will be trained by a registered nurse from South Jersey Aids Alliance. Each attendee will receive a free kit that includes 2 syringes, 2 vials of Narcan, a mouth protector, handheld step […]

RX Drop Boxes Are New Tool to Combat Opiate Abuse

RX Drop Boxes Are New Tool to Combat Opiate Abuse

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are now located across Camden County to provide residents with a free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and prevent these potentially dangerous expired and unused prescription drugs to fall into the wrong hands. “Everyone should check their medicine cabinet for unwanted prescription drugs that expire and become […]

Amendments to Overdose Law Would Shield EMTs

Amendments to Overdose Law Would Shield EMTs

When Chris O’Brien’s phone rang near 1 a.m., the Audubon man, certified to administer heroin overdose antidote, rushed to Collingswood where a girl he had never met was unresponsive and running out of time. Days earlier he gave his number to a stranger on a chance she’d reach out for addiction resources. He never thought […]

Police warn of ‘highly lethal’ heroin brands in N.J.

Police warn of ‘highly lethal’ heroin brands in N.J.

Police in New Jersey have issued a warning about three “highly lethal” brands of drugs being sold as heroin. The drugs, packaged in wax folds labeled “Power Hour,” “Taliban” and “Strike Dead,” are responsible for at least six recent overdose deaths in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, according to a news release from the […]

Addiction Awareness Task Force Launches Website with Prevention Toolkit

Addiction Awareness Task Force Launches Website with Prevention Toolkit

The Freeholder Board and the Addiction Awareness Task Force have created a website aimed at assisting the public with the fight against opiate addiction. The website, addictions.camdencounty.com, helps to educate residents on the resources available to prevent and treat addiction. Additionally, the site provides a downloadable addiction prevention toolkit for community partners such as schools […]