Freeholders Proclaim October as Substance Use Prevention Month in Morris County


Posted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Board Calls Consideration to Nice Work Carried out by County Municipal Alliances for Younger Residents

 The Morris County Board of Freeholders has proclaimed October as Nationwide Substance Use Prevention Month in Stigma-Free Morris County, particularly encouraging younger folks to hunt assist for substance use issues.

In making the proclamation, the county governing board is highlighting the constructive efforts being made by the Municipal Alliance Network in Morris County, which is on the entrance line of coping with substance use by our younger residents.

Freeholders Proclaim October as Substance Use Prevention Month in Morris County

Freeholder Director Doug Cabana reads the proclamation. Listening are Robin Ghebreal of the Wharton Alliance, Kelly Loofbourrow of the Chathams’ Alliance, Freeholder Stephen Shaw and Deputy Director Heather Darling.

Whether or not it’s underage ingesting, alcohol dependency, vaping, use of pharmaceuticals, opioids, or illicit drug use, municipal Alliance groups are working to assist create prevention methods that focus on the basis of dependency issues and assist our younger folks lead more healthy lives

In Stigma-Free Morris County, there are 28 Municipal Alliances, representing 33 of Morris County’s 39 municipalities; and these grassroots organizations are comprised primarily of devoted volunteers.

“These individuals are working onerous to make a distinction to households right here in our county, to assist cope with root causes of substance use and to attempt to lead individuals with addictions to facilities and applications the place they will discover assist,’’ stated Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

The freeholders, in asserting the proclamation at their Sept. 25 assembly, particularly highlighted work completed by Alliance groups within the Chathams and Wharton, with Kelly Loofbourrow of the Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Alliance and Robin Ghebreal of the Wharton Alliance thanked for his or her efforts.

“We accomplish that many applications in our cities to assist our neighborhood so far as substance abuse and bullying and social media abuse, and suicide prevention and so many issues We’re so grateful to be out there to our neighborhood as a useful resource,’’ stated Wharton’s Ghebreal.

“The funds that we get that go particularly to Problem Day that now we have at our highschool and our center college actually forces the youngsters to not solely be tolerant however to be compassionate and empathetic to others’ variations,’’ stated the Chathams’ Loofbourrow.

Freeholders Proclaim October as Substance Use Prevention Month in Morris County

THE PROCLAMATION:

Whereas, hundreds of thousands of younger Individuals, together with these from Morris County, undergo from substance use issues, which embody underage ingesting, alcohol dependency, non-medical use of pharmaceuticals, abuse of over-the-counter medicines, and illicit drug use.

Whereas, younger Individuals aged 12 to 20 account for 11 p.c of the nation’s month-to-month alcohol consumption and roughly 23 million folks aged 12 or older yearly use illicit medicine, plus we’re within the midst of an opioid epidemic; and

Whereas, prevention methods concentrating on the basis of those dependency issues are important to curb drug use and assist our younger folks lead more healthy lives, and early intervention can forestall substance abuse and cut back the destructive penalties of dependancy earlier than they happen; and

Whereas, the Municipal Alliance community right here in Morris County and throughout our state offers a community-based effort that entails youths, dad and mom, educators, involved residents, and authorities officers who work to strengthen the help techniques that may assist hold our younger residents away from drug consumption and likewise enhance their educational performances and workforce readiness; and

Whereas, in Morris County, there are presently 28 Municipal Alliances, representing 33 of Morris County’s 39 municipalities; and these grassroots organizations, comprised primarily of volunteers, assess wants, set priorities, develop plans and implement applications which type the inspiration of Morris County’s substance abuse prevention actions; and

Whereas, in Stigma-Free Morris County, we foster an setting the place younger individuals are free from judgment and are supplied the assistance they should get better from their dependencies, with out emotions of disgrace, embarrassment, misery, or hopelessness, and they’re inspired to hunt or settle for assist to allow them to lead productive lives;

Now, Due to this fact,  I, Douglas R. Cabana, Director of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, thank the a whole lot of volunteers of our County’s Municipal Alliance community for his or her dedication and perseverance, and acknowledge them for his or her contributions to the neighborhood, as I proclaim October 2019, as Nationwide Substance Use Prevention Month right here in Morris County.

Freeholders Proclaim October as Substance Use Prevention Month in Morris County