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 […]

Parents of addicted children find much needed support in one another

Parents of addicted children find much needed support in one another

A digital ‘community’ for parents of addicts Across the Delaware River in Camden County, some parents and supporters of addicts were having a very different kind of meeting. Babette Richter of the South Jersey AIDS Alliance was demonstrating how to use naloxone –- known by the brand name Narcan — a drug that stops an […]

Addiction funding includes S.J. program

The state will invest more than $12 million in substance abuse treatment and prevention services, Gov. Chris Christie announced Wednesday during a visit to an addiction recovery center in Somerset. Christie said his administration is rethinking how to address addiction and substance abuse by focusing on prevention and treatment “rather than just throwing lives away […]

N.J. Legislature Tackles Addiction: List of Bills Included in Major Package

N.J. Legislature Tackles Addiction: List of Bills Included in Major Package

Today, September 17, 2014, New Jersey legislators are expected to present 21 bills geared at tackling the state’s burgeoning heroin and prescription opiate crisis. The bills will be announced at a news conference in Trenton at noon. Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), who helped begin assembling the bill package in 2013, said he hopes the legislative […]

Task Force Holds Overdose Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

Task Force Holds Overdose Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

The Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Addiction Awareness Task Force hosted a candlelight vigil on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 to remember those we’ve lost to addiction and to help raise awareness about the impact that this epidemic is having on our community. Over 350 people attended to remember their family, friends, and loved […]

Freeholders Appoint Addiction Awareness Task Force Members

Freeholders Appoint Addiction Awareness Task Force Members

The Freeholder Board appointed members to its recently established Addiction Awareness Task Force to assist them in promoting awareness, education and resources in Camden County. “The task force is made up of students, parents, teachers, civic organizations, medical professionals, public health providers, law enforcement and religious leaders – just to name a few” said Freeholder […]

Camden County Hosts Heroin Summit, Starts Ad Campaign to Combat Crisis

Camden County Hosts Heroin Summit, Starts Ad Campaign to Combat Crisis

Calling it a “public safety and health crisis,” Camden County on Monday, May 19, 2014 hosted a summit on heroin and opiate abuse, which has seen a marked increase throughout the area, according to officials. The event drew more than 700 people from Camden and its surrounding communities, and stressed that addicts can come from […]