In spite of the millions of individuals and families who have been touched by addiction, stigma still exists as a barrier to people getting the help they need. In this podcast, CPC Behavioral Healthcare's Director of Addiction and Co-Occurring Services, Ken Pecoraro, uses some interesting analogies to help explain and increase empathy, which is the antidote to stigma
Best low cost rehabs (Help.org)
Choosing the right rehab facility (Help.org)
Deaths Linked to Meth Use Climbing in Many States (12/19/2019)
Vaping: The New Epidemic (Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey)
Drug-and-Alcohol-News (information from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
Rainbows Program The Rainbows program is FREE to families and supports children who have experienced separation or death of a family member. They have four locations including Freehold, Belmar, Keansburg, and Monmouth Beach. Children 5-18 / K-12. Click link to register (free enrollment).
If you would like more information about the program, please see contact information:
Mike & Marie Meriton
The Vape Talk (click link to download the conversation guide from the American Lung Association)
Nicotine and Tobacco Recovery Services Open to all ages in Monmouth, Ocean, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex and Union Counties.
Please call for an assessment, 732 837 9416 or contact email@example.com
The Parents Guide to Internet Safety, Security and Screen Time for Kids The ultimate guide on how to talk to your kids about screen addiction, cyberbullying, safe messaging, self esteem, smartphones, tv, video games, cybercrime and more.
Parents Have the Power to Make a Difference from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
What We Learned in our Early-Intervention Parent Focus Groups article from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (2019)
When Opioid Pain Relievers Are Prescribed For Your Child: What You Should Know (article from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
A Tipsheet for parents & providers, please click on links below. From the American Association of Suicidology
Youth Time to Shine open to middle and high school age students, please click link for details and flyer.
Princeton House Behavioral Health programs in Eatontown Click link for details, page 1
Description of PHBH programs (page 2)
All Recovery Meeting Whether you are seeking or maintaining recovery for yourself or you have a family member or friend who has been affected by substance use disorder, this group is for you. Please click link for details.
Nicotine and Vaping information list of articles, videos and much more for parents to educate themselves about the harmful effects of Nicotine and vaping
What You Need to Know and How to Talk With Your Kids about Vaping from the Partnership for Drug-Free KidsCheck DEA's official Take Back Day website DEA's Official Take Back Website for more information and to find year-round collection sites near you.Upcoming National Take Back Day: Saturday, October 26, 2019.Just Think Twice Get the Facts about Drugs, DEA websiteNJ Center for Healing Arts248 Broad St # B, Red Bank, NJ 07701732 747 2944Offering new therapy groups for children, adolescents and adults.If you have any questions about any of our groups, you can contact us at 732-747-2944 or email group facilitator Kristy Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram @NJCenterfortheHealingArts.Parent to Parent Coaching A resource from the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ
Sometimes you simply need a one-on-one connection. We have trained and caring master’s-level specialists ready to help any parent struggling with a son or daughter’s drug or alcohol use. They are here to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan.
You can connect with our Helpline specialists in the following ways:Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use April 2018Partnership for Drug Free Kids (March 2018)Nar Anon meetings in NJ The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for you who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you.
Free Narcan Trainings at JSAS click link for details
Parent Check NJ A website that features a quiz for parents to test their knowledge on both binge drinking and opioid misuse.
Campus Drug Prevention website launched by the DEA focusing on preventing and educating on college drug use.
PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND ALCOHOL-RELATED INJURIES Considered a crisis situation in the United States, excessive drinking and binge drinking are problems that require serious attention. The detrimental effect it has on public safety is more than worthy of all the effort necessary to not only reduce it but eradicate it. More significant are the innocent lives that are impacted. This devastating impact ranges from financial cost, physical injuries and rehabilitation, and many times, fatalities.http://usat.ly/2pq2EUa The ‘X-plan’ and other powerful tools you can provide when talking to your kids about proms and alcoholNews from the Partnership for Drug Free KidsLive Chat Now Available for Parents
Sometimes you want to reach out for help, but you’re unable to talk in a quiet setting and/or worried that you’ll be overheard. Our new Live Chat program offers this additional privacy.
Chat is an extension of our Helpline and is staffed by caring, master’s-level counselors. They are ready to respond and help if your child is struggling with drug or alcohol use.
In a pilot program now and through the end of April, you can get one-on-one support via chat. Our chat hours are Monday-Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m ET.Parent Resource Program Talking to Youth About Drugs, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, click link for detailsmy3app With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. MY3 is available in the Apple APP store and Google Play, free of charge.http://www.thePowerOfYouth.com Download the booklet to share with your teen ways to resist peer pressure and discuss the dangers of underage drinking.http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/ This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help.
As your little one enters kindergarten for the first time, or your tween heads off to middle school, or your teen starts high school (AH!), take a good, long look at how much they've grown under the summer sun. All those nerves you're feeling about your kid entering the unknown? All parents have had those feelings before - and we've gathered their tales to help guide your conversations about alcohol.
Transitions can be complicated for many young people. This big, new world they're facing head-on this fall can be overwhelming, so we're encouraging you to stop and take a deep breath. Whether they show it or not, your kids are looking to you for guidance and a sense of comfort as they tackle the new school year. It's sometimes hard to find the time to listen, be there to comfort, and help problem solve. Let's talk about how we can help.
Even with so much going on, we want to encourage you to continue having conversations with your kids about alcohol. Our easy-to-use, free resources provide parents with helpful tips in guiding conversations about risky behaviors, including underage drinking.
Check out just a few of our resources for teachers and parents below. Blogs, testimonials and other assets to help you have this powerful, substantive and important conversation with your kids this fall are just a click away.
We continue to gear up for what is sure to be a fantastic 2016-2017 school year. We’re rolling out new content for Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix this November, providing parents and educators with an animation series and seven new lesson plans detailing the ways in which alcohol affects the developing brain. Stay tuned!
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility · United States | www.responsibility.org