Drug & Alcohol Awareness

Narcan Training

Narcan Training

Learn what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer the lifesaving, overdose reversal agent known as Naloxene or Narcan. Narcan is the antidote to an opioid overdose and you can get your kit for free.

E-cigs: Vaping and the effects it has on your health.

E-cigs: Vaping and the effects it has on your health.

A new strategy is necessary to inform people of the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping and dispel the rumors that it is safer than cigarettes. The business model of marketing e-cigarettes to our youth is a multi-million dollar business that ignores the serious health hazards that are inherent with this habit.

Dying In Vein: The Opiate Generation - Viewing & Panel Discussion

Dying In Vein: The Opiate Generation - Viewing & Panel Discussion

Dying in Vein is a deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinéma vérité style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, a family grieving the loss of their son, and an Emergency Room Physician trying to save one patient at time. Through these stories...

Lock Your Rx Stock: Help Prevent Drug Abuse

Lock Your Rx Stock: Help Prevent Drug Abuse

When there are any visitors in your house, your medicine cabinet can be open game for drug thieves. In fact, 70% of drug addicts reported that they started their addiction to prescription medications from family, friends and strangers’ medicine cabinets.

MMA Town Hall Meeting: Heroin Epidemic Video Presentation

MMA Town Hall Meeting: Heroin Epidemic Video Presentation

Thank you for visiting the MMA and we're now proud to present the full-length video of our 2015 Town Hall Meeting which discusses the Heroin Epidemic we are grappling with in Northern NJ and within Bergen County.

Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic - Education Program

Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic - Education Program

A dramatic increase in overdose deaths and the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers have become an epidemic. In Mahwah, like other municipalities in New Jersey and across the nation, we are facing an urgent public health crisis in overdose deaths, and the abuse of heroin and other prescription pain killers.

Teenage Drinking - A Town Hall Meeting

Teenage Drinking - A Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for a conversation and panel discussion on the realities of underage drinking. This is the first Mahwah town hall meeting discussing teenage drinking and it will be an informative evening.

Teenage Drug Epidemic - A Town Hall Meeting

Teenage Drug Epidemic - A Town Hall Meeting

Special Agent Jay Flaherty will be moderating this discussion / Q&A on the teenage drug epidemic in Northern NJ. Parents will have the opportunity to send in their questions ahead of time for the panel to answer.

Jesse's Journey: An Overdose & The Aftermath

Jesse's Journey: An Overdose & The Aftermath

Jesse’s Journey is presented by Maureen Morella, and her two children, Jesse and Tyler.  Jesse, 19, suffered severe and irreversible brain damage after a drug overdose in November, 2004 and survives today as a quadriplegic confined to a wheel chair.

The Jeff Yalden Experience – An “Ah-Ha!” moment for Teens & Parents!

The Jeff Yalden Experience – An “Ah-Ha!” moment for Teens & Parents!

Jeff is a professional teen and parent communicator and understands teens and their behaviors.  Jeff’s popular messages include topics like violence, bullying, mental health, suicide, drugs and alcohol, respect, and choices. 

Mahwah Substance Abuse Program

Mahwah Substance Abuse Program

The Mahwah Substance Abuse Program provides children with the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.

Red Ribbon Week - Anti-Drug Messaging

Red Ribbon Week - Anti-Drug Messaging

The Red Ribbon Campaign helps present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.  In Mahwah, it enables local D.A.R.E. officers to extend an anti-drug message down into the elementary schools.