Substance abuse us their No. 1 concern, say teen members of the newly formed mayor's Youth Council, followed by violence and gang activity and inadequate sex education to round off the top three. Read more.
The number of drop boxes in Passaic County increased at the same time from 6 in 2014 to 15 in 2017. The number of boxes – with addition of Haledon and Prospect Park – increased to 17 in 2018, said Sherrine Schuldt, director of United for Prevention in Passaic County. Read more
William Kernan, professor of public health, awarded $625,000 grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement positive change via county-wide coalition. Read more
This annual event is one of thousands organized across the nation during National Recovery Month to raise awareness about addiction recovery, treatment and support. Read more
Police and EMS workers have administered Narcan more than 6,300 times statewide so far this year, according to data from the New Jersey Attorney General, including 388 times in Passaic County. Each one of those is a death averted. But those numbers don't reflect private use of Narcan, by a family member or friend, said Dr. William Kernan a panelist and professor of public health at William Paterson University. Read more
Passaic County residents gathered Thursday night at Hawthorne Gospel Church to learn more about the nationwide opioid epidemic that has already claimed dozens of county residents in the first few months of 2018. Read more
Passaic County is a perfect example of how a coalition can act as the glue within a community to ensure that all stakeholders are speaking the same language when it comes to preventing alcohol-related incidents… Read more
Chilton Neighbors for Better Health and United for Prevention is Passaic County have partnered for an interactive presentation led by Drug Enforcement Administrator Special Agent Douglas Collier, M.A. It will focus on the prescription drug abuse epidemic and how users go from a prescription opioid to heroin addiction. Read more