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 […]

Addiction Awareness Task Force Members Present at National Summit

Addiction Awareness Task Force Members Present at National Summit

  • April 4, 2016
  • News

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
  • News

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
  • News

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 […]

ERase the Epidemic: Keeping Our Kids Off Drugs and Out of the Emergency Room

  • February 25, 2016
  • Event

Join us on March 9th at Highland Regional High School for a special workshop, “ERase the Epidemic: Keeping Our Kids Off Drugs and Out of the Emergency Room”. The workshop is free and open to ALL county residents. The workshop is presented by William J. Lynch, Jr, Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Kennedy Health. He has […]

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (Spring 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 […]

CME Dinner – Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice

CME Dinner – Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice

Identifying and Addressing Addiction in my Private Practice Hosted by Joseph Ranieri, Medical Director of Seabrook House LEARNING OBJECTIVES As a result of completing this activity, participants should be able to: Identify and screen substance use in patient population. Complete a brief intervention with patients who suffer from addiction. Recognize when to refer substance abuse […]

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (February 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 […]

Naloxone/Narcan Trainings in Camden County (January 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 […]

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
  • News

(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 […]