Opioid Use & Misuse

in Monmouth County

Opioid overdose deaths in Monmouth County increased 107% between 2013 and 2016.

Because of this growing problem, the PCMC has teamed up with county stakeholders to implement various prevention programs. Please take a moment to read about them below and how you can help us tackle this epidemic.

Athletes & Opioids Grant

This past August, the PCMC hosted a conference at Monmouth University discussing with athletes the dangers of using opioids, strategies to prevent injury, and alternatives for pain management. Check out a clip from the event below:

Project Medicine Drop

With support from PCMC, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has implemented 19 prescription medication drop boxes across the county. The goal is to help prevent the misuse of prescription medications, which can lead to abuse of illicit drugs. To find the nearest drop box, please click here