Partners in Prevention
to Hold Open House
In celebration of
National Recovery Month, Partners in Prevention (NCADD Hudson) will hold
an open house at its Jersey City office, 309-311 Newark Avenue, on Thursday,
September 26. All Hudson County residents and workers who are recovering
from alcohol or drug addiction, seeking help about a loved one's struggle
with addiction, or have questions about substance abuse are welcome. The
Council's offices will be open to all from 9:00 am-to 5:00 pm.
Month is sponsored by the substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), which began
the annual effort in 1989. Throughout September Communities across America
work to help people recognize that alcohol and drug addiction are treatable
diseases and reduce the stigma associated with substance abuse that can
create a barrier to treatment.
Prevention (NCADD Hudson), based in Jersey City, is the state designated
Resources center in Hudson County, offering the latest information to the
public concerning the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
These free prevention materials are available to parents, students,
educators, school, clergy, employers, and others interested about substance
The council also
helps prevent substance abuse in Hudson County by offering a variety of
educational programs to parents, schools, public housing facilities, and
other community institutions. Most services are available in English or
Spanish. For more information , call (201) 653-6776 or visit other areas of
this web site.
Robert W. Singer to Speak About Mandatory Substance Awareness Coordinators (SAC's)
in NJ's Schools
Senator Robert W. Singer (District 30)
Will speak about his
proposed bill to have a Substance Awareness Coordinator in all New Jersey
school districts. He will address Hudson County legislators and invited
guests of Partners in Prevention (NCADD Hudson) on Tuesday, October 1, from
2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Palisades Learning Center, East 304 Midland Avenue,
Paramus. The public is welcome to attend.
"We are pleased that
State Senator Singer Shares our concerns about the importance of preventing
problems related to the use of alcohol and drugs among our children and
youth," says Marion Fritsch, Executive Director of Partners in Prevention (NCADD
Hudson). "His proposed legislation to provide Substance Awareness
Coordinators in schools would strengthen the educational environment and
help prevent substance abuse among our young people."
Prime sponsor of
Senate Bill 104, Senator Singer will explain his proposal to require local
boards of education to employ at least one full-time appropriately certified
Substance Awareness Coordinator for each child study team employed by the
board. A district which does not employ a child study team would either
employ a Substance Awareness Coordinator by itself or participate in a
consortium of districts which would designate a lead district to employ the
Substance Awareness Coordinator.
Prevention (NCADD Hudson) is co-hosting the event with the Council on
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Bergen County, the Passaic County Council on
Alcoholism, and the Bergen County Association of Student Assistance
information: Call Partners in Prevention at: (201)653-6776