September 23, 2022

A proclamation recognizing October 6th, 2022 as “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day” was presented by Stone Harbor Borough Council at the their Council meeting held on September 20th, 2022.

Stone Harbor Borough Council recognizes that The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has designated October 6th, 2022, as “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day” — an initiative with three purposes:

  • To raise awareness of the potential for dependency on prescribed pain medicine and its link to heroin use in our state,
  • To reduce the stigma of addiction and a shine a light on the need for recovery support, and
  • To communicate to physicians information on safer prescribing messages found in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for prescribing opioids, which include considering other therapies, setting realistic treatment goals with patients and discussing with patients the positives and negatives of opioids.

The State Senate and General Assembly jointly resolved that October 6 shall be permanently designated as “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day” in New Jersey in order to raise awareness about the dangers of, and link between opioid abuse and heroin addiction and to educate health care providers, community leaders, state lawmakers and members of the public about the opioid abuse epidemic and its effects throughout the State of New Jersey and across the country.

The Borough of Stone Harbor supports initiatives designed to raise awareness about opioid abuse in New Jersey to prevent addiction.