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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. 

National Recovery 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.

Partners in 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 abuse. 

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. 

State Senator Robert W. Singer to Speak About Mandatory Substance Awareness Coordinators (SAC's) in NJ's Schools 

            State 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. 

Partners in 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 Professionals. 

  For more information: Call Partners in Prevention at:  (201)653-6776



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