13 New Jerseyans Finalists in “Shout Down Drugs” Song Competition

Source: Shout Down Drugs New Jersey Created in 2005, New Jersey Shout Down Drugs challenges high school students to create original music and lyrics with powerful substance abuse prevention messages to allow teens to deliver the prevention message to each other through their favorite medium of music. Through the website, ShoutDownDrugs.com, the public is invited […]

North Jersey Students Lectured On Substance Abuse By Former Addicts

Source: NorthJersey.com At schools across North Jersey, Old Tappan resident Nancy Labov links the students with volunteers who discuss the dangers of drug use by telling their own stories of addiction. “We can create the solution,” said Labov, founder of Alumni in Recovery (AIR) seeks to combat drug addiction — especially opioid addictions and overdoses […]

Cherry Hill: Special Needs Culinary Training Program Graduation

Sources: SNJtoday.com; JewishVoicesNJ.org; JFCSsnj.org The Soups And Sweets culinary job training program of the Jewish Family And Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) recently held a graduation ceremony: the program provides culinary training to individuals with disabilities to help prepare them for a career in the hospitality or food industry. Training is provided by […]

Mental Health Parity, Dignified Death Laws Signed

Source: NJ.gov Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will enhance enforcement of mental health parity laws by improving transparency and accountability related to the insurance coverage of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for New Jersey residents. The law, A2031/S1339, requires health insurers to provide coverage for mental health conditions and substance […]