What Marijuana Legalization Means for New Jersey Youth

by Barbara Kauffman

After making marijuana legal to use for medical reasons in 2010, New Jersey has now made it legal to use for any reason. More than three months after New Jerseyans voted to legalize...Learn More

Recognizing and Dealing with Stress and Anxiety!

by PIK

By Nissim Hayes, Youth Mentor Life constantly comes with its stressors and anxiety inducing problems and the current state of the world certainly does not help! It’s important to figure out...Learn More

Overdose Fatality Review Team Launched in Morris County

by PIK

Multi-Agency Effort to Review and Combat Rise in Overdose Deaths An Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT) is being launched in Morris County through a partnership between Prevention is Key (PIK)...Learn More

ACEs: A Call to Action

by Barbara Kauffman

ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. The first study was done in 1998 and followed the criteria in the above photo. The study was done in an area of mostly white, middle class, college...Learn More

15-5-21: What does this mean to you?

by PIK

Kids who start drinking before the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol dependency problem than those who waited until the legal age of 21. Research shows that young people’s...Learn More

The Argument for New Jersey Statewide Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

by PIK

Substance misuse, mental illness and suicide have reached alarming levels in all New Jersey communities. For instance, the annual fatal overdose rate for 15-24 year olds was more than 9% from...Learn More

Bringing ACEs Awareness to the Morris County Community

by Barbara Kauffman

Having been in the field of substance use disorder prevention for a very long time, I’m always anxious to find new research that helps us understand how to better serve the community, especially...Learn More

Prevention is Key Receives $600K Grant from U.S. Department of Justice as Part of Mentoring Opportunities Youth Initiative

by PIK

Funding will support mentoring program for children who’ve been exposed to opioid misuse. Rockaway, N.J. (November 16, 2020) – Prevention Is Key (PIK), a north Jersey-based non-profit...Learn More

Prevention is Key Receives $10K Grant for Continued Development of its CARES Package Social Venture

by PIK

Rockaway, N.J. (Nov. 12, 2020) – Prevention Is Key (PIK), a north Jersey-based non-profit substance misuse prevention agency, announced today that it has been awarded a $10K grant from the N.J....Learn More

Prevention is Key Opening Recovery Center in Burlington County to Support Residents with Addiction

by PIK

Rockaway, N.J. (Oct. 23, 2020) – Prevention is Key (PIK), a north Jersey-based non-profit substance misuse prevention agency, today announced the opening of a Recovery Resource Center (RRC) in...Learn More

Compassion and Mutual Identification in Peer Work

by Patrick Roff

By Patrick Roff The mutuality created between “one alcoholic talking to another” has been the cornerstone of recovery since 1935. Webster’s dictionary defines “mutuality” using...Learn More

A Special Thanks to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp

by PIK

The team at Prevention is Key (PIK) would like to thank Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp for his commitment to prevention and recovery over the past eight years, and his active involvement...Learn More