2017 Narcan/Naloxone Training in Camden County

2017 Narcan/Naloxone Training in Camden County

Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose?The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote Narcan® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who […]

Inaugural Recovery Softball Tournament Held at Campbell’s Field

Inaugural Recovery Softball Tournament Held at Campbell’s Field

  • October 6, 2016
  • News

(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. […]

2016 Overdose Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

2016 Overdose Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

  • September 7, 2016
  • Event

(September 7, 2016) – Help us raise awareness and remember those we have lost from Camden County and the South Jersey area. The Overdose Remembrance Candlelight Vigil is hosted by the Camden County Board of Freeholders’ Addiction Awareness Task Force. The vigil is rain or shine. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A NAME FOR REMEMBRANCE Click here […]

Recovery Softball Tournament

  • September 1, 2016
  • Event

(September 1, 2016) – The Addiction Awareness Task Force is proud to announce the inaugural Recovery Softball Tournament, presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders! The Addiction Awareness Task Force will host its inaugural recovery softball tournament to raise awareness for those battling opioid addiction. Teams will include those in recovery, local law enforcement, community […]

Gloucester Township Police Expand Help for Addicts

Gloucester Township Police Expand Help for Addicts

  • September 1, 2016
  • News

(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 […]

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (Summer – Winter 2016)

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (Summer – Winter 2016)

Do you know someone who is at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose?The Overdose Prevention Act now allows doctors the ability to prescribe the opiate antidote Narcan® (naloxone) to those in a position to help someone else during an overdose of heroin or other opioids. The law also eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who […]

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 […]

Breaking the Silence with Patrick Kennedy

Breaking the Silence Patrick Kennedy visits Camden County for a discussion with young people in recovery Please join the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force & First Congressional District Representative Donald Norcross for a frank discussion regarding substance use disorder and its impact on our community. Hear first-hand from young people in recovery about their […]

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
  • News

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 […]