Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey as one of the cites

Millburn, NJ, November 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2022

Millburn, New Jersey The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is one of the most trusted sources of information about opioid addiction and education, according to a nationwide survey by the Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll.

In the survey, 53 percent of respondents cited physicians as their top source of information about opioids, closely followed by PDFNJ (41 percent), state and government (25 percent), and the internet (13 percent).

“Since its inception, PDFNJ has focused on reducing opioid addiction and overdose by raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of prescription opioids and their relationship to heroin and fentanyl,” said Angelo Valente, Executive Director of PDFNJ. “We are honored that New Jersey residents trust PDFNJ to help them lead healthy lives.”

PDFNJ, known for its provocative national award-winning opioid awareness campaigns, parent, student and prescribing training courses and Knock Out Opioid Abuse Learning Series, has educated thousands of New Jersey residents on the link between prescribed opioids and addiction and overdose.

“More than 3,000 people in New Jersey died from drug overdoses last year, with most of those deaths involving some form of opioid. It’s critical that we continue to raise awareness and reach out to New Jersey residents to educate them about the dangers of opioids,” said Valente. “PDFNJ’s initiatives allow us to continue to be a trusted resource for New Jersey residents.”

PDFNJ makes all of its programming freely available to New Jersey residents, businesses, and community organizations. To learn more about any of these free programs, visit


Best known for its nationwide drug prevention ad campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private, non-profit coalition of communications, business and government professionals united to meet the demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey to reduce New Jersey through media communications. To date, more than $200 million in airtime and print space has been donated to the partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey history. Since its inception, the partnership has received 217 advertising and PR awards from national, regional and national media organizations.