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Substance Use in the LGBTQ+ Community

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Substance Use in the LGBTQ+ Community

Substance use in the LGBTQ+ community is a significant problem.  Statistics show that LGBTQ+ adults are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs and almost twice as likely to have a substance use disorder

Prevention is Key Receives Funding from Passaic County Department of Human Services

Grant to Support Recovery and Prevention Programs in Morris and Passaic Counties Rockaway, N.J. (June 15, 2021) – Prevention is Key (PIK), a north Jersey-based non-profit substance misuse prevention agency, announced today that it has received a Building Communities of

Where Does Harm Reduction Fall Within Prevention?

By: Arielle Aigotti The first step of incorporating harm reduction in prevention is taking away the stigma in prevention work itself. At Prevention is Key, our goal is to be a peer to the community as a whole; which means

Prevention is Key Receives Funding from Passaic County Department of Human Services

Funds to Support Recovery and Prevention Programs Rockaway, N.J. (May 25, 2021) – Prevention Is Key (PIK), a north Jersey-based non-profit substance misuse prevention and recovery support agency, announced today that it has received grant funding from the Passaic County

How Becoming a Youth Mentor Changed My Life

              I could not have asked for a better first professional fulltime job. At the beginning of 2021, I was a fresh-faced hire that did not know how anything operated in this field and was worried about how I would fit

The Connections between Alcohol, Sexual Assault, and Consent

CW: sexual assault, victim blaming Why is it important to discuss alcohol consumption and consent? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol related sexual assault or date

Social Anxiety Post-Pandemic

As more of America becomes vaccinated and states begin to open some of the Covid guidelines, everyone is itching to get back to “normal”. It has been an isolating year and the normal we once knew may feel like a

New Laws Around Tobacco May be Coming Soon

The Biden Administration is considering making tobacco companies lower nicotine levels in cigarettes that would no longer be addictive as well as a possible ban on menthol cigarettes.  The administration feels that the ban on nicotine levels and menthol cigarettes

What is the Partnership for Success?

By Carly Sinnott The Partnership For Success (PFS) from SAMHSA is focused on reducing prescription drug and heroin abuse among 12 – 25 year old youth. It is meant to strengthen prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community and state

How Can I Set Goals During Time of Uncertainty?

By Katy Bednarsky If the past year has taught us anything, it is that we can place so much time, energy, and focus into planning for the future when so much can change without warning. Unexpected, and frankly unprecedented things

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