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Spring 2013 Pine Beach Municipal Alliance for Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Newsletter

Alliance Egg Hunt Scramble Marks New Season of Events

funding by the Governor’s Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA), programs an annual slate of activities for borough residents of all ages to proactively avoid and be educated about the dangers of substance abuse by bringing the community together in varied ways, both independently and in conjunction with other Pine Beach groups, from town-wide yard sales to senior education seminars to holiday house decorating contests and beyond. In the coming month alone, residents can participate in a drug “takeback” Children ran across Vista Park on March 24th, grabbing eggs filled with treats and prize program hosted by the borough tickets during the annual egg hunt scramble. police department, clear out their PINE BEACH - With an official up hundreds of colorful plastic eggs, home clutter in the borough yard sendoff by Mayor Lawrence Cuneo, and kicking off the 2013 event and sale, and sign up for the Pine Beach an estimated 80 children from across program season for the Pine Beach 5K, besides enjoying the return of mild weather and outdoor activities the borough surged forward onto Municipal Alliance, here. Vista Park’s sports field, scooping The alliance, which receives continued on page 6

Facts Behind Suburban Heroin Abuse in Teens and Young Adults Heroin, a highly addictive and deadly drug once thought largely relegated to urban centers and their fringe communities, has in the past decade exploded in use throughout quiet suburbs nationwide among

teens and young adults, ending lives, heroin use increased by 80 percent destroying families and distressing among teens and young adults since neighborhoods of all classes and 2002, with approximately 34,000 continued on page 5 income levels. According to a 2011 report by the Robert Crown Center for Health Education on Chicago-area suburbs and supported by local New Jersey news reports since the middle of the last decade through present day,


(Clockwise, from lower left) Mayor Lawrence Cuneo issued the oath of office to Councilman Robert Budesa in January, beginning another three year consecutive term following his successful re-election campaign in November; Ptl. Andrew Lacher is given the oath of service, formally becoming a full-time officer within the borough following the departure of Ptl. Christian Longhitano; Councilman Matthew Abatemarco also received his oath of office by the mayor, likewise starting another three-year consecutive term serving the borough.

Congratulations!

Pine Beach “Connections” is a publication of the Municipal Alliance Against Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse. lt is funded by a state grand from the DEDR (Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction) fund, sponsor ads, contributions from residents, organizations, and the business community. Councilman Andrew Keczkemethy Committee Chairperson Charlene Carney Pine Beach Local Court System Nora D’Alonzo TR Substance Abuse Coordinator Michael Jedziniak Toms River Board of Education Chief John Sgro Pine Beach Police Department Maureen Mika Teachers Bargaining Unit Patrice Baranker PTO President Barry Wieck Pine Beach Fire Department Tricia Moran-Tutzauer Principal, PB Elementary School Tracey Brooks Public Representative Judy Carpenter Public Representative Chuck Tegano Public Representative Joanie Tegano Public Representative Lynn Hargrove Public Representative Mark Duers Public Representative Gina Duers Public Representative Lois Yuhasz Public Representative

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Mayor Lawrence Cuneo Council Members: Mathew Abatemarco Robert Budesa Andrew Keczkemethy Richard Polhemus Susan Coletti Barry Wieck Pine Beach Municipal Alliance: Thea Kratochvil, Coordinator Erik Weber, Newsletter Editor

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Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Volunteers from across the borough and the state converged on the Pine Beach waterfront on November 3rd for a massive cleanup effort following the effects of Hurricane Sandy on October 29th.

Tree Lighting, Santa & Horse Carriage Rides The borough’s annual tree lighting, Santa visit and horse carriage ride fundraiser, hosted in partnership with the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance and Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company, were all well attended successes for the town.

Halloween Dance

On October 26th, the alliance hosted its annual Halloween Dance for Pine Beach Elementary School children from Pine Beach and Beachwood, which included a mummy wrap contest, disc jockey, dancing, prizes, games and refreshments at the school. During the event, many children noted their delight at “breaking” some rules on Mr. Degnan’s gymnasium floor!

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River Lady Cruise

metric tons in 2011, a 668 percent increase. As a result, heroin found in markets including New York and Philadelphia has become cheaper, more available and, as a result of increasing purity, far deadlier than ever before. The future for users of heroin was also found to be particularly grim, and a “life map” projection created by the health center for the study found three main pathways to the drug, including prescription pill abuse, cocaine use and “poly drug” use, or combining several psychoactive drugs to achieve a particular effect.

On a bright and beautiful September morning, the River Lady embarked on yet another successful cruise along the Toms River shorelines and Barnegat Bay, offering seniors from the borough and beyond a view to accompany their meals. On the same cruise, Chief John Sgro spoke about health and safety issues facing seniors plus ways to surpass them. Many thanks to Capt. Chambeau and his crew for a delightful day!

Easter Prize Basket Winners Children excitedly scrambled for golden eggs and their subsequent prize tickets for baskets provided by the alliance and the Pine Beach Yacht Club. Standing before the fieldhouse at Vista Park are those winners. Many thanks to the PBYC and all event volunteers!

The end results for heroin use included a 50 percent mortality rate before the age of 50, with an average death among those studied occurring at the age of 30. In the years leading up to death, heroin also increases heart disease, blood borne pathogens, and dental problems. Social effects on the individual most often resulted in a loss of employment or employability, abandonment of education and homelessness in conjunction with a 75 percent increase of criminal activity.

have increased among teens by 94 percent, while injection use for 20-year-olds entering treatment for heroin increased by 110 percent.

Detection of the distribution and use of these drugs among youths also became particularly difficult in the past decade due to the rise of cellphones and social media, which many news sources have reported are primarily used for such transactions among users.

One reason for the pervasiveness and availability of heroin, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center, is that the production of the drug in Mexico increased from 6.8 metric tons in 2002 to 50

More information on the rise of heroin abuse in suburban teens and young adults, including detection and prevention tips, can be found at www.robertcrown.org under the link, “Heroin Prevention.”

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new users annually between the ages of 12 and 17, and a daily use of heroin by nearly 4,000 youths in that same age group. Additionally, the majority of users, making up 76 percent of those on heroin, were found to be white. In that same ten-year period, injection drug use was found to

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The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance For Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco Awareness & Prevention Sponsor

The Summer Arts & Crafts Program Any Pine Beach child who will be attending elementary school in the 2013-2014 school year is invited to attend a 5 week Artistic Talent Program that meets twice a week at the Pine Beach Municipal Building. Children will meet for an hour a day in an age appropriate class to do arts & crafts, and gain knowledge of substance abuse: Dates:

Tuesday and Thursday mornings July 9th through August 8th

Times:

Grades K -2 9:00am – 10:00am Grades 3 – 5 10:30am – 11:30am

Registration Fees:

$20.00 for the first child $15.00 for each additional child

Please make checks payable to the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance and mail to: Pine Beach Municipal Alliance PO Box 425 Pine Beach, NJ 08741 The deadline for registration is Friday, June 21st For additional information, or financial assistance, please call (732) 349-6425

2013 Summer Arts & Crafts Registration Form Child’s Name: _____________________ Grade in Sept 2013 _________ Child’s Name: _____________________ Grade in Sept. 2013 _________ Childs Name: ______________________Grade in Sept. 2013 _________ Parent’s Name: ___________________ Tele # ___________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________ Date____________________

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The Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Riverside Run will be celebrating 15 years of racing on June 23rd. We will be having raffles for a Bike from Beachwood Bicycles, pair of Sneakers from New Balance, Running Watch from South Jersey Running Company, music and a post race party with fun for everyone in the family. Whether you are a newbie or looking to run a personal best the course is fast and only has a couple of small hills. At 8:15 we will be starting the One Mile Riverside Run, and the 5K will start at 9:00. Sign up by June 1st to be guaranteed a New Balance Tech T-shirt for all 5K participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall, masters, age group, Pine Beach Resident, Ocean Running Club, and Race Walker. If you are not interested in getting sweaty you can volunteer, get lunch, and have an opportunity to win a volunteer gift raffled after the race. After the race is over stay around for music presented by The Music Academy, where the fun will continue. Sign up to race or volunteer at: http://www.piranha-sports. com/Race284.aspx

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Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company

Beachwood Volunteer First Aid Squad

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

SPRING 2013 DONATION VOUCHER

SPRING 2013 DONATION VOUCHER

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Please Mail to: P.O. Box 386, Pine Beach, N.J. 08741

Please Mail to: 4 Beachwood Boulevard, Beachwood, N.J. 08722

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