Welcome To ADAPT

LTC IntroA coalition of people who care about reducing underage drinking and drug abuse in Essex County.  Our members include youth, parents, educators, police, substance abuse professionals, faith-based and government representatives, and other concerned citizens.

Why ADAPT? Because throughout Essex County…

  • 90% of teens interviewed stated that alcohol is easily accessible in their area
  • More teens are reporting getting access to prescription medication that is not prescribed to them through unlocked medicine cabinets
  • Middle school and high school students are using e-cigarettes and vape pens

Latest Blog

This year, ADAPT will host its Second Annual Teen Summit at the Paul Robeson Center at Rutgers – Newark. The teen summit is an opportunity for over 80 teens from all over Essex County to become empowered to take a stand against drug and alcohol abuse in their communities.

In 2014, 80 teens from eight schools in different towns, including Newark, West Caldwell, Bloomfield, and others, united for a spirited day to discuss how drugs and alcohol affect their communities and how they could make a positive difference to stop and prevent substance abuse. Rockstars from the organization Leading to Change brought an energetic atmosphere to Montclair … (read more…)

Resource Tuesdays

SAT Prep Course

We hope you’ve all had a great summer! Below you will find our weekly resource post. Be sure to check out recurring events and previous announcements here: Resource Tuesday

If you would like anything to be posted on the next blog, please email me no later than Monday at 4pm (ljoseph@familyconnectionsnj.org)

PSA: Please do not send resumes to ADAPT. Contact the respective person listed on the job posting. Thank you. … (read more…)