News Update September 2020
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15th Annual Fall Professional Conference

Please join us on October 30, 2020 for our Fall Professional Conference. The registration fee is waived for all Drug-Free Task Force and Partnership for Health members.

To register visit, use the registration code "PARTNERSHIP". Please note that this code only applies to members of the Drug-Free Task Force and the Partnership for Health.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the conference email Jean Ciullo at
Colorado sees an increase in cannabis-related fatal car crashes in 2019.

Colorado has seen the highest number of fatal cannabis-related car crashes since 2016. The Colorado Department of Transportation attributes this to the false perception that driving under the influence of marijuana is safe. For the article click here.
Smoking prohibited in New Jersey casinos.

Governor Murphy has signed an administrative order to prohibit smoking in casinos. For more information please click here
New TikTok challenge is dangerous to teens.

There is a new TikTok challenge that encourages teens to take large amounts of Benadryl to induce hallucinations.

For more information click here.

MTV docuseries looks at Northshore Recovery High School.

In September MTV aired a four part docuseries about Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, Mass. The series looks at the lives of their students along with the challenges faced by the staff to meet the needs of their students. To view the series click here.
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The Drug-Free Task Force is a work group with the Partnership for Health. The Drug Free Communities grant is staffed and managed by Prevention Resources Inc.