News Update October 2020
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30-Day Wellness Challenge

Please join us during the month of November for a 30 Day Wellness Challenge. The challenge will encourage participants to perform different tasks each day that relate to wellness. Participants will be entered to win Amazon gift cards. You can join at any time. To register, please click here.
Game Time Tuesday

The Drug-Free Task Force, in partnership with the Safe Communities Coalition and the HOPE Club at Raritan Valley Community College, continue to host Game Time Tuesday. In an effort to reach a wider audience, games will be held at 1:00pm and 5:00pm every week. Participants can win Amazon gift cards. They can also earn points to enter in raffle at the end of November to win Apple AirPods. To register visit

Positive YOUth Podcast

Positive YOUth now has a podcast! YOUth Positively Speaking is a prevention podcast featuring candid conversations with youth about alcohol and substance misuse. To listen to the podcast on You Tube, click here. It can also be heard on Spotify, BuzzSprout, iHeartRadio and Google Podcasts.

Positive YOUth Help App

Positive YOUth along with Prevention Resources has created the "Help App". The app gives families and young people in Hunterdon County access to resources on mental health, drugs/alcohol and many more. To download the app take a picture of the QR code above. Please share this valuable information with the community.
Increase in overdose deaths since COVID-19.

Preliminary data from the CDC shows a rise in overdose deaths since the start of COVID-19. For the article please click here.

The DEA Seizes 2,224 pounds of methamphetamine.

On October 2nd, the DEA in Southern California seized 2,224 pounds of methamphetamine. The DEA reports that this is the largest domestic seizure of methamphetamine in their history. For more information please click here.
Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to three criminal charges.

Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin will plead guilty to federal charges as part of an 8 billion dollar settlement. For details on the settlement please click here.

For information on the Drug-Free Task Force, contact Meghan Moore at For information on the Partnership for Health contact Kim Blanda at
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.