Prevention Hub


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Essex County Prevention Warm Line
(862) 338-5412
Connecting you to community resources.

Welcome to the Essex County Prevention Hub!

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For youth and families to thrive in a safe and healthy environment, communities must address the numerous risk factors that lead to the early use of alcohol and other drugs, often the first step on a path to addiction.

The statewide system of Prevention Hubs provides evidence-based prevention education, interventions, strategies, and programs to support all sectors of our community, including youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, etc.

The Prevention Hub of Essex County is hosted by Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition and connects residents and professionals with prevention resources and services, building resilience in our local communities.

Prevention Warm Line

The Essex County Prevention Warm Line is a clear connection point to access both evidence-based prevention programs for youth and families, as well as information and referral for those in need of assistance with navigating local and state family support services being offered by the Prevention Hub and beyond.

Trained staff are available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays to connect callers to local and state-level resources and other supportive services.

Call or Text (862) 338-5412 or email [email protected]

Individual and Family Programs

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PreVenture (Coming Soon)

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and…

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Marijuana & Cannabis Education (coming soon)

The Prevention Hub provides youth, parents and community members evidence-based education programs, policies, and practices that support the…

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Over-The-Counter Medications (coming soon)

Using a nationally recognized curriculum developed by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and Johnson & Johnson, the Prevention Hub…

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Strengthening Families (coming soon)

The Prevention Hub facilitates the use of Strengthening Families, an evidence-based program for parents and youth to assist them in learning…

Changing Systems to Promote Youth Wellness

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Municipal Cannabis Policy (Coming Soon)

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School Marijuana Policy (coming soon)

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Student Athlete Toolkit

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Promoting Screening (coming soon)


This project was supported by SABG Covid Supplement Grant TI083538 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


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For Older Adults
  • Family Connections Wellness Initiative Senior Education Program
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  • Northwest Essex Community Healthcare Network
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