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Progress in Systems Change

December 4, 2019 | New Jersey Health Initiatives

In the Fall of 2019, Partners in Prevention (PIP) had the opportunity to attend the New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) Upstream Action Acceleration meeting in Perth Amboy, NJ. This convening allowed us to explore in great detail the short and long-term goals for our Community-Based Support Group (CBSG) program, Rainbow Days. By working and learning alongside other NJHI-funded coalitions, we are building strong connections throughout the state and developing skills to better support the communities, families, and youth we aim to reach.

Making Sustainable Change

October 2, 2019 | New Jersey Health Initiatives

The Secaucus Next Generation Community Leaders determined the scope of our project and we were very excited about it!  The area we most wanted to focus on was creating a healthier, safer, and more pleasant community through efforts that focus on improving our environment.

To do this, we partnered with the Secaucus Environmental Department to conduct a community park audit project. During the month of July, we visited all of the parks in our town to assess certain safety and leisure components such as ...

Partners of the Year Reception

June 27, 2019 | Partners in Prevention

Our 2019 Partners of the Year Reception was held on June 27th at Liberty House in Jersey City. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the New York City skyline, our guests, friends, community partners, and PIP staff enjoyed a lively evening celebrating two outstanding honorees: Dr. Richard Bleecker and the Austin Family Foundation. The annual Partners of the Year Reception honors those who have made significant contributions supporting Partners in Prevention’s mission to improve wellness and prevent substance use disorders and related health challenges in Hudson County and New Jersey.

In The News

  • What Is Black Tar Heroin, Whats In It, and Where Does it Come From?
    by Treatment Team on October 12, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Opioid use has been an epidemic in the United States in recent years. Opiates are highly addictive substances that can have alarming side effects for users. One common form of opiates found on the street is black tar heroin. Learn more about what […]

  • Whippets, a Drug that’s More Dangerous Than we Think
    by Treatment Team on September 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    What are Whippets and are They Dangerous? Whippets aren’t a new drug, but they are making a substantial return in popularity. The active substance in whippets, nitrous oxide, is commonly administered in dentist offices to relieve pain and […]

  • What Is a Drug-Induced Psychosis?
    by Treatment Team on September 17, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Psychosis is a state of not knowing what is and is not reality. Someone who is experiencing psychosis may see or hear things that aren’t there, or they may believe things that are strange or bizarre. They can sometimes act out in scary or […]