National Drug Take Back Day

April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Visit Marra's Drug Store at 1285 Paterson Plank Road from 10am-2pm to turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.
National Drug Take Back Day

Alateen Meetings

A support group for teens who live with or know friends or family members whose drinking or drugging bothers them. Alateen is an anonymous program where teens can share with each other their experience, strength and hope in a confidential setting supervised by a certified member of Al-Anon.
Alateen Meetings

Parents Who Host Lose The Most

Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking” is a campaign utilized by Coalitions throughout the nation to educate parents and adults about the consequences of underage drinking. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of supporting alcohol free lifestyles among adolescents to make sure that they can reach their full potential in their days ahead.
Parents Who Host Lose The Most

Holiday Leftovers

Dispose of unused and expired medication at your nearest Rx Drop Box.
Holiday Leftovers

Wanted - Expired Medicine

Help prevent prescription & over the counter drug abuse/misuse by depositing them here: Secaucus Police Department 1203 Paterson Plank Road Secaucus, NJ 07094
Wanted - Expired Medicine

Welcome to Our Page

The Secaucus Coalition for a Healthy and Drug Free Community is a volunteer and staff run organization with a mission to raise awareness and reduce the negative impacts of alcohol and prescription drug abuse in our community. We are committed to work in partnership with a broad range of representatives from the community to reduce substance abuse. We utilize evidence-based, data-driven environmental strategies to change policies and social norms to create a healthy and drug free community for youth and families in the Town of Secaucus.  

We are a community organization comprised of concerned citizens from all sectors of our community including youth, parents, youth-serving organizations, media, law enforcement, civic/volunteer organizations, religious/fraternal organizations, substance abuse organizations and local government.

 

News Updates

Sticker Shock Activity

On Thursday July 14th, twelve Secaucus High School students met with chaperones and advisors to implement a community service project calledSticker Shock at local liquors stores in town.  The campaign focuses on informing parents about the consequences in serving alcohol to youth.  The students, staff from the Secaucus Coalition for Healthy and Drug Free Community and liquor stores collaborated to adhere bright yellow stickers to cases of beer and other sweet alcohol drinks. 

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National Night Out 2016

On Tuesday August 2nd, the Town hosted a National Night Out event at Buchmuller Park. During the event, the Coalition for a Healthy and Drug Free Community presented the Secaucus Police Department with a plaque for the dozen lives they saved with opiate-overdose reversal kits.

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Community Outreach

On September 30, 2016 the Coalition did an outreach presentation for 20 seniors at the Senior Center. The presentation included prescription drug and over-the-counter safety tips on how to store and dispose of unwanted medicine. Many of them were grandparents and were updated on the rising prescription drug epidemic among youth. The town hall was well received and the coalition was asked to return to present on other topics.

Secaucus L.E.A.D. Graduation Ceremony

“The L.E.A.D. program, Law Enforcement Against Drugs, is one that is committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence. The organization is supported by dedicated police officers in collaboration with educators, community leaders, families and L.E.A.D. support organizations.”

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Narcan Trainings at the Secaucus Library

There were 2 Free Narcan Trainings at the Secaucus Library on June 13th  & 16th. It was sponsored by the Hudson County of Health and Human Services (caresnj.org) in collaboration with the Secaucus Coalition for a Healthy and Drug Free Community.  Participants were taught how to administer the Naloxone Kit for someone who overdosed an opiod drug and were all given a kit free of charge. 

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