Community in Crisis

To create a community united in fighting the he...roin/opiate crisis, reducing the stigma of addiction and preventing overdose deaths.

A community action plan has been designed based on the evidence-based NJ Governor's 2014 report, "Confronting New Jersey’s NEW Drug Problem: A Strategic Action Plan to Address a Burgeoning Heroin/Opiate Epidemic Among Adolescents and Young Adults.” The multifaceted plan, intended to address the prescription drug and heroin/opiate epidemic among adolescents in hopes of reducing the number of fatal overdoses, will be presented at a town hall meeting, ‘Community in Crisis,’ June 26th 2014 at the Bernards High School Performing Arts Center at 7pm. Community agencies, organizations, schools, churches and parent coalitions are united to fight this scourge on our youth and adolescents. All members of the community are encouraged to attend.

NJ First Lady, Mrs. Mary Pat Christie will kick off the ‘Community in Crisis’ event and endorse the plan that has been designed based on a report by the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Task Force, which indicates that the use of heroin and other opiates has become the number one health care crisis confronting New Jersey. Drug overdoses now surpass the number of deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

Be an ‘agent of change.’ Join one of the seven working groups to effect real change, to bring hope to those afflicted, to save lives.