Stop & Think

Underage Drinking Prevention Facebook-f Twitter Google-plus-g Envelope Underage Drinking is Preventable NOT INEVITABLE Events December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days … Read more

Virtual Alcohol Awareness Month Event, “Sober Truth 4 Youth”

Virtual Alcohol Awareness Month Event, “Sober Truth 4 Youth” https://youtu.be/l7AtatW_RA4Join us for a virtual conversation about resources, substance use, and strategies for staying safe and helping others. Come with your questions for our expert panel presenters. Featured Speakers include: Angela Cicchino: Peer Recovery Program Manager at RWJUH Linda Zimmermann: Director of Community Resources at TriCounty CMO … Read more

Safe Medicine Disposal

As a result of the COVID-19 quarantine, teens have access to unsecured medicine cabinets 24/7. 70% of teens state that they obtain addictive prescription pills from their home medicine cabinets. We still have an ongoing opioid and prescription misuse crisis. According to njcares.gov, 6,000 people passed away from overdoses from January 2018 – December 2019. In January … Read more

Not Just a Plant

Not Just A Plant was created by Safe Communities Regional Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset, Prevention Resources, Inc. to educate our community on the most recent scientific data regarding marijuana use, and how marijuana use impacts various sectors of our society.  We are working to provide information to youth, parents, business owners, local legislators, school faculty … Read more

START (Steps To Action, Recovery, & Treatment)

START – Steps to Action, Recovery, & Treatment Information to resources to help individuals and families succeed in substance use recovery. About In 2013, Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset partnered with Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, and Hunterdon County Chief’s Association to create START (Steps To Action Recovery and Treatment). First launched for First … Read more

Annual Professional Fall Conference

Please join us for our 17th annual Professional Fall Conference. Creating a Better Future for Our Communities Together. Wednesday October 27 – Thursday October 28 For 17 years, Prevention Resources, Inc. and partners have been hosting an annual professional conference that aims to bring our sectors together and learn about critical topics pertinent to our … Read more

Taylor’s Story

Taylor’s Story Join us to hear “Taylor’s Story,” a student athlete’s story of addiction as told by his mother, Kerri Rhodes.  This event will consist of a brief video followed by a discussion panel about addiction and prevention. Watch the recording below!

Essay Scholarship Contest

Prevention Scholarship Winners – 2020 The Safe Communities Coalition sponsored a Prevention Scholarship to Hunterdon & Somerset County, NJ current High School Students. Essays were accepted in both English and Spanish. The Prevention Scholarship opportunity was offered to students in grades 9-12. Students were asked to view one of our 3 documentaries created by the SCC (“In a Split Second” (2011), “Pills to Heroin” (2013), and “Fentanyl … Read more

Make it a Night to Remember

Make it a Night to Remember Underage drinking is preventable, not inevitable. Tips for Teens Going out? Don’t get stuck. In Case of Emergency Contacts Name 3 contact numbers of trusted adults in your phone. These are people that can be called in case of an emergency. (Ex. “Mom ICE”) ICE = In Case of … Read more

Fentanyl Factor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckXajqZXfA4 Safe Coalition’s newest documentary, “Fentanyl Factor”, is intended to educate the community about the role of Fentanyl in the Opioid Crisis. “Fentanyl Factor” includes interviews from local residents and law enforcement effected by the opioid epidemic. Also features interview with a Forensic Scientist inside the lab where real and counterfeit drugs are tested. This … Read more