Municipal Alliance - Alcohol & Drug Prevention

What is the Municipal Alliance?
The local Municipal Alliance is part of "GCADA" – Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.  This Council was established by the Legislature to review and coordinate New Jersey’s efforts regarding the education, prevention, treatment, research and evaluation for, and public awareness of, alcoholism and drug abuse.

The MAC - Municipal Alliance Committee/Coalition is the local Municipal Alliance Program, which is a network of volunteer driven, locally based, education and public awareness programs to plan & develop community addiction prevention strategies and programs as well as public education and awareness activities.

The Municipal Alliances are established by Municipal Ordinance and include residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey.

Where does the funding come from?
The CGADA receives funding to administer the Program from the Drug Education Demand Reduction Fund (DEDR) established to collect fines from individuals when convicted of a drug offense. County and Municipal Alliance award recipients are required to match the Council grants with a cash-match of 25% of the award and 75% in-kind-services. 


Click on the links below for more event information:
  • 03-25-19:  Understanding Mental Stress & Suicide Factors for Today's Youth - Drew University
  • 04-02-19:  SUICIDE - The Ripple Effect - Jefferson Township High School
  • 07-09-19:  HOPE ONE AT LINCOLN PARK SHOP RITE.  Hope One is a program provided by the Morris County Sheriff’s Department. The focus of the program is to bring critical services to people struggling with addiction. It also provides support to families and friends. The mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle parks in areas in Morris County and through a positive, non-judgmental approach, offers free Narcan training and provides information about recovery and mental health services. Hope One will be at the Lincoln Park Shop-Rite located at 60 Beaverbrook Road on July 9, 2019 from 9 am-2pm. If you struggle with addiction or know someone who does, please take advantage of this program. As always, anyone who needs assistance in seeking a path to recovery, can contact the Lincoln Park Police Department at any time.
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Programs the Alliance has funded:

  • 8th Grade After-Party:  The LP PTO sponsors an 8th grade dance in June each year.  In an effort to include all the 8th graders for all events associated with their class, the Alliance began an event to continue the party at another location where they can just be kids.  The after-party took the pressure off for kids who may not be invited to a "private" gathering at someone's house or a pizza party at the local hang-out.  The 8th graders board at bus after the dance and are transported to the Community Center for a few more hours of music, dancing, fun and a few surprises.  
  • THE CHRIS HERREN STORY:  Former NBA player Chris Herren struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. He attends meetings daily to support his substance-free lifestyle and often speaks before groups trying to overcome addiction to share his experiences and road to sobriety. In June of 2009, Herren celebrated one year of sobriety and took the next step in his career to launch a basketball player development company, Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, Inc. Since the summer of 2009, he has trained hundreds of basketball players including some of the top basketball prospects in New England. Off the court he continues to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in his or her life. 
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Prevention is Key is a community-focused non-profit organization providing science-based prevention education programs, professional development training, advocacy, information and referral services, and maintains the county’s most extensive resource center with up-to-date materials  that address issues of substance abuse, violence, ATOD dependence and emerging issues of concern to the Morris County Community.