Welcome To ADAPT

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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

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Parents play an integral role in the way children perceive alcohol and drugs. It is important that parents maintain a strong and open relationship with their kids and talk to them about substance abuse early on. Research shows that the main reason children do not use alcohol, tobacco or drugs is because of their parents. Ways to build a positive relationship between … (read more…)


Resource Tuesdays

NCHC Pride Health Day

We hope your week has been off to a great start. 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 … (read more…)