Substance Abuse

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.

Mahwah HS Community Problem Solving Team Highlights Potential Dangers of Using Prescription Meds

Mahwah HS Community Problem Solving Team Highlights Potential Dangers of Using Prescription Meds

PROJECT KNO-PIOID: Mahwah HS Community Problem Solving team/class has chosen to raise awareness of the potential dangers of using prescription meds.  They are an impressive group of students! Take a look at the...

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.

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 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.