The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Hudson and the Town of Kearny both netted $125,000 in federal grants to go towards drug abuse education.
“Combatting the opioid epidemic and preventing substance abuse among our young New Jerseyans requires a comprehensive, coordinated approach at the community level,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez said in a statement.
“I’m proud of the strong coalitions throughout our state that are committed to working together to tackle these real challenges, and these grants have proven an effective tool in reducing rates of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drug use among tens of thousands of teens.”
Throughout the state, 18 different entities combined for a total of $2,244,833 in funding from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.
“Addressing drug abuse among young adults in New Jersey requires key prevention and education efforts through proven programs like this,” added U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
“These New Jersey organizations are working hard to fight the drug abuse crisis across our state, and this federal funding gives them the resources they need by ensuring help is available to those seeking it.”