Old Bridge and PDFNJ team up to combat opioid crisis

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OLD BRIDGE – Mayor Owen Henry and the Old Bridge Municipal Alliance, government, police and school officials have teamed up with local businesses and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to tackle the opioid crisis through education and awareness across the township. 

The collaboration kicked off Dec. 1 with the unveiling of a billboard featuring a message about the risks of prescription opioids and the need to consider non-opioid alternatives, according to statements. 

Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry along with the Old Bridge Municipal Alliance, government, police and school officials have teamed up with local businesses and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to tackle the opioid crisis through education and awareness, which includes the unveiling of a billboard featuring a message about the risks of prescription opioids and the need to consider non-opioid alternatives.

The billboard, managed by Jon Antal of New Jersey Outfront Media, reads, “Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car crash. It’s Time to Consider Opioid Alternatives.” 

The billboard is located on bustling Route 9 and will be seen by motorists daily.

The billboard is just the first step in the township’s efforts to educate their community and save lives from the opioid crisis. Local businesses have committed to placing posters in store windows to help spread the message and raise awareness in the community.



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