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Most times, when you lose a hubcap, it bounces off into the bushes at the side of the road until maybe it gets picked up by someone who owns a hubcap stand.

By then, you’re long gone.

Richie “LaBamba” Rosenberg is a little different. It’s hard for him to lose his Hubcaps, and that’s a good thing for music fans. The LaBamba and the Hubcaps Reunion Concert is set for Saturday, April 8 at Bar A in Lake Como.

Drug Deactivation Pack

Contact the Southwest Council to learn more

Email the following address to learn how you can obtain a kit.
matthew@southwestcouncil.org.

The Lt. Governor and her team are presenting at our upcoming Recovery Advocacy Summit. They will be talking about the state wide funding initiatives, the NJ Addiction Hot Line (IME) and the roles that Recovery Coaches will have within state. We are honored to have her participate in such an important event and will bring a wealth of information.

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Governor Chris Christie recently presented highlights of his proposed $35.5 billion State Budget for FY 2018. While the state pension and related proposal to transfer state lottery revenue to the fund, school funding, infrastructure and the Governor's record over the past seven years were the focus of much of his address, the Governor did also once again highlight battling the opioid epidemic and protecting vulnerable populations.

Fentanyl has been making news headlines for years in the world of drug addiction. It’s notoriously known as the number one killer drug that is often mixed with heroin to increase its potency and addictiveness. Whenever heroin addicts huddle around their spoons, lighters and syringes, whether they realize it or not, there’s a strong chance that shot may be their last, especially if fentanyl is the main ingredient in what they’re about to put in their arms...

Nearly 70 percent of students in high school will have consumed alcohol prior to reaching their senior year. About 50 percent of students will have taken one or more illegal drugs, and 20 percent will have used prescription drugs non-medically.

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As the toll of the opioid epidemic grows, scores of doctors have lost their licenses and some have gone to prison. Pharmacies are being sued and shuttered. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are under investigation and face new rules from regulators.

But penalties against companies that serve as middlemen between drug companies and pharmacies have been relatively scarce — until recently.

New Jersey’s high school students would receive annual addiction-risk assessments under a new proposal designed to reduce substance-use disorders among young people and improve their chances for a healthy, productive life as adults.

In a new television ad that was recently launched Christie says "New Jerseyans with drug addiction deserve a second chance. New Jersey is making it easier to find treatment."

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In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit?

Gov. Chris Christie pushed for more work on the state’s opioid addiction epidemic in his State of the State address this month, which included expanding the number of sober-living homes by easing “an overly restrictive statutory, regulatory and code environment for residents that provide supportive and substance-free housing in our communities.”

Seattle and King County, Washington, will be the first places in the US to build so-called safe injection facilities for heroin users, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced in an effort to reduce an epidemic of deadly drug overdoses.

Daytop New Jersey now offers treatment to 18 to 20 year olds
Treatment is now available for 18, 19, and 20 year old young adults struggling with substance use, who are in need of out of home (OOH)/residential care to be admitted into Daytop New Jersey’s residential DCF licensed programs by clicking on button below.

Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) is trying to change state law after learning that Livingston High School stopped a 17-year-old student from attending the state's only public recovery high school... His proposal would allow a certified substance abuse counselor, not school officials, to decide whether attending the recovery school is necessary.

Dr. Herb Conaway, the 2nd Worst Person in NJ Politics
"In a state rife with some awful people on both sides of the political aisle, Dr. Herb Conaway ranks as the second worst person on my list (if you don’t know who the first is, than you haven’t been paying attention). Dr. Conaway is a Democratic Assemblyman out of Burlington."