1766 Union Avenue
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Phone: (732) 264-1700
Department Head: Barbara Hilliard
Reach by Phone Messaging
HAZLET ALLIANCE TO PREVENT ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
April is "National Alcohol Awareness Month" and the Hazlet Alliance would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of a few important facts about alcohol. The Hazlet Alliance was formed to help our community and its citizens make informed decisions about alcohol and substance abuse. We especially strive to promote a "no-use" message in our schools and with our children.
ALCOHOL – Youth's #1 Drug of Choice!!!
ALCOHOL IS ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE
PARENTS PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN DISCOURAGING THEIR CHILDREN FROM BEGINNING TO USE ALCOHOL.
Parents: Chances are that your child might experiment with alcohol or will associate with many who have. Peer pressure is very powerful. Discuss your personal beliefs with your child. Sharing your values and family history around alcohol will create an environment of trust and understanding.
As parents, you are the first line of defense when it comes to your child's drinking.
YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE MAKER!!!!!
Remember, parents play a key role in teaching their children about alcohol.
Want more information, visit www.stopalcoholabuse.gov (click on partners - then parents) to view the pamphlet "Start Talking Before They Start Drinking" as well as other resources for parents. For local information and resources, use our website or call the Hazlet Alliance at 732-264-1700 ext 8693.
Are you interested in joining the Alliance? As a concerned community member, you can make a difference. You can volunteer by joining the Alliance and attending our meetings and/or by volunteering your time. Everyone, students, parents, senior citizens are invited to be a part of our committee.
Please feel free to contact the Alliance if you have any questions. The Alliance can be contacted through Barbara Hilliard, using the information listed above
Hazlet Alliance Promotes Suicide Prevention
As a community organization, the Hazlet Alliance is extremely concerned about the recent deaths of several of our Hazlet residents. The Alliance is currently working with the Hazlet school district to create proactive strategies and resources for our whole community esp. including our young, at-risk adults.
Did you know that in the United States:
Some suicide warning signs:
Remember that SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE. Please HELP a loved one, a friend, or yourself. Learn the warning signs of suicide and use the suicide prevention resources to learn the way to get someone you care about the professional help they need.
Please urge anyone you know who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress to call Lifeline - the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). All calls are routed to the crisis center closest to the caller. (Lifeline receives approx.. 2200 per day)
If you have any questions, please call Barbara Hilliard, Alliance Coordinator at 732-264-1700 ext 8693
Coordinator, Monmouth Traumatic Loss Coalition
732-528-8823 x 1036
County Office of Mental Health
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center - provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies. Also, provides SAMHSA suicide grant and grantee meeting information.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention - public/private partnership that catalyzes planning, implementation, and accountability for updating and advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention - Goals and Objectives for Action – provides a framework for preventing premature deaths due to suicide across the life span in the United States.
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention - Compendium of Federal Activities | PDF - 198KB – provides a framework for preventing premature deaths due to suicide across the life span in the United States.
Mental Health Services Locator - a facility locator that provides comprehensive information about mental health services and resources by State or U.S. Territory.
Studies and Statistics on Suicide - a list of reports and statistics on suicide administered by SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS).
Toolkit: Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities - Equips senior living staff with resources to promote mental health and prevent suicide and encourage active participation among residents.