is to partner with youth, parents, law enforcement, community leaders, and citizens of this county and empower them to bring about the change necessary to protect our youth, our families, and our future.
is to prevent, reduce, and/or delay substance use among youth of Atlantic County in a long term and sustainable manner.
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News & Happenings
The intent of the “HOPE ONE” mobile unit is to remove barriers for people in need of services and eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help. The mobile unit will be a caring, non-judgmental environment for any resident of Atlantic County. October schedule is below.
November 14th - Egg Harbor City, Buffalo Avenue & RT. 30 10AM-2PM
November 15th - Pleasantville, West Jersey Avenue & Main Street 10AM-2PM
November 21st - Egg Harbor Township, Walmart EHT Black Horse Pike 10AM-2PM
November 27th - Atlantic City Bus Station 8AM-2PM
December 7th - Galloway Safe Surrender Beacon Church 420 S. 6th Avenue 11AM-4PM
for more information please visit www.hopeoneac.com/
JTAC Underage Drinking PSA Winners!
Middle School PSA Contest
Over the past few months Join Together Atlantic County has been running an Under-Age Drinking PSA poster contest for middle school aged students across the county. The point of the contest was to send a message to parents from children about the dangers of under age drinking and providing alcohol to those under 21.
Voting was difficult with over 100 submissions from all over the county. Eventually it was narrowed down to a top 8 submissions and then sent to active coalition members to vote on. The competition was tough with a 3 way tie for first place. There was a tie breaker vote between the 3 winners for places. Winners were awarded certificates and gift certificates to the Walk outlets in Atlantic City. The winning submission will also be featured on a billboard.
JTAC wants to thank all the students who submitted to the contest, coalition members who voted, and everyone who supported this contest.
Over 70lbs of unused, unwanted, or expired medications collected on March 28th from five different high rises in Atlantic City. Great work between ACPD, ACPO JTAC and Assemblyman John Armato.
The purpose behind the JTAC StoryCorps Project is to break the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery. The StoryCorps Project asks individuals to share their personal stories and experiences with addiction and recovery. The stories will be recorded and shared on the internet through JTAC social media pages. Through StoryCorps, the stories are also archived at the Library of Congress.
Addiction is a disease that affects not only the individual but also their family, their friends, and their community. According to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, “Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12—roughly equal to the entire population of Texas. But only 11 percent of those with an addiction receive treatment.”
One of the greatest barriers to individuals receiving treatment is the stigma surrounding addiction. By sharing our stories with each other we are working to normalize addiction and break the stigma. Addiction touches so many lives and by expressing ourselves through various art forms we can break down barriers and create a culture of acceptance on this campus. With Recovery Housing coming to Stockton University in fall of 2017, we need to start the dialogue surrounding this issue. The JTAC StoryCorps Project is a way to introduce this important topic to our community.
To view "JTAC StoryCorps" please click on button below.
Are you interested in sharing a story related to addiction, recovery, or stigma? Would you be willing to be interviewed by a Stockton Student?
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