Tidings of Joy! With the countdown of Christmas just 3 days away, HCCDFC would like to remind you that you can share your food leftovers just not your medications. Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and through out the coming year. Have a Safe and Merry Christmas from Hudson County Coalition!
Coalition Meeting Dates
Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community holds frequent meetings sharing expertise and resources to decrease substance abuse within Hudson County.
Prescription Drop Box Map
Safely dispose of your unused medications in any of these prescription drop box locations. Can’t find a drop box location within your reach? Download the free AMCC Rx Drop App to find a location near you.
9-1-1 Lifeline Law
In 2009, NJ adopted the Lifeline Law, which allows minors to summon medical assistance for intoxicated underage persons without being prosecuted for underage drinking.
HCCDFC has partnered with Hoboken High School students on October 26th to conduct a Sticker Shock campaign. The Sticker Shock campaign focuses on alcohol prevention by informing customers over 21 to “Keep It Legal.” Approximately 430 stickers that read: “Providing alcohol to those under the age of 21 is Illegal, and the consequences of doing such a thing would include up to 6 months in jail and $1000 fine” were placed on beer packaged items and alcohol at 2 Hoboken businesses.
HCCDFC mailed the following letters (seen below) to 843 tobacco retailers throughout Hudson County to remind them of the tobacco laws, to always check ID and not sell tobacco products to persons under the legal age of 19. Each mailing included a letter to the store owner, and a modified version of the “Look, See, Check ID” in both English and Spanish. The letter also included the FDA information to each vendor for support.
HCCDFC also advertised New Jersey’s law that prohibits retailers from selling tobacco to customers under the legal age of 19 on twelve billboards throughout the county. The coalition’s aim is to make sure that tobacco retailers follow the law by checking ID and not selling tobacco to youth under 19.