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May 16th Event

Join us for a night of discussion about topics centered around substance prevention!  Hudson County Coalition will be hosting a Hidden in Plain Sight and Professional Panel Discussion during National Prevention week, moderated by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight!  The event will be held at the Bayonne Library (see below for directions). Come experience a "Hidden in Plain Sight" presentation for the first time in Hudson County.  This presentation guides you through a mock teenager's bedroom to explain various substance use trends, signs, symptoms, and lingo in an effort to bring awareness and local resource options. Following the presentation, there will be...Read More

Permanent Drop Boxes in Hudson County

This Saturday, April 28th, is nationally recognized as DEA's Take Back Day.  Pharmacies, police departments, amongst other locations across the country participate in the collection of unwanted medications.  This effort is to help reduce substance misuse.   In case you are unable to participate this Saturday, the following locations have permanent drop boxes that are accessible 24 hours. Contact us to learn more and/or discuss the possibility of bringing one to your department!  If you are looking for a location elsewhere in New Jersey, click here.  

Hudson County Coalition in the News!

Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community has been featured in the Jersey Journal for our ongoing efforts to reduce underage drinking in Hudson County!  See below for the article or click here. Put to test for second year, how did Bayonne liquor stores fare on ID checks? Bayonne liquor stores are getting better about checking customers' identification, but there is still work to be done, according to study down by the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC). Since 2013 the HCCDFC has chosen a day geared around a popular holiday or big event to conduct a mini...Read More

Holiday Party 2017

On Friday, the Hudson County Coalition staff hosted their annual Holiday Meet & Greet, thanking everyone who has worked with the coalition throughout the years.  Thanks to all our partners, we are able to make an impact in our county to reduce the use and abuse of substances. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from all of us at Partners in Prevention!

National Prevention Week May 14-20, 2017

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.   The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to: Involve communities in raising awareness about behavioral health issues and implementing prevention strategies; Foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to behavioral and public health; and Promote and disseminate quality behavioral health resources and publications. During National Prevention Week, organizations across the country host health fairs, block parties, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more....Read More