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Municipal Alliance


 

MAC Tulips  Tulip Garden 

"A batch of red tulips are planted each year at one of the Denville schools or municipal facilities as a reminder that the Denville Municipal Alliance Committee is working toward a Drug Free Community.  The idea was implemented by one of our MAC committee members,  Mr. Nick Picciano.  Nick was one of many great Denville teachers  and volunteers who have dedicated their lives toward helping children stay on the right path" 


Meetings& Minutes

 

Quick Facts 

Know The Law – Alcohol is illegal to purchase or possess if you are under age 21.  Possessing or taking any drugs that are not prescribed to you is illegal.

Be Aware Of The Risks – Drinking and drugging increases the risk of injury, car crashes, falls, burns, drowning and suicide.

Keep Your Edge – Alcohol can ruin your looks, give you bad breath and make you gain weight.

Do The Smart Thing – Drinking and drugging can jeopardize your health, education, freedom, family ties, social and work life.

Play It Safe – Marijuana use decreases concentration, academic and athletic performance and contains cancer-causing chemicals.

Sweep Away The Myths – Some household products such as nail polish remover, cleaning fluid, hair spray, gasoline, spray paint, and the propellant in aerosol cans can be abused as dangerous inhalants; more than one in five children report having used inhalants by the 8th grade.

Blow It Away – One in five 12th grade teens is a daily cigarette smoker

Parents…Did You Know? - 25% of 8th graders have admitted to being intoxicated at least once.  Some teens even buy or steal the prescribed drug Ritalin to get high.  Other kids participate in “pharming” parties where various prescription drugs are taken to get high.

Steroids – These drugs can produce more than 70 potentially harmful side effects such as liver cancer, depression, aggression, acne and sterility. 

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National Statistics

 Show That:

  • More than 5 million high school students binge drink at least once a month.
  • In 2000, there were over 2,300 alcohol-related fatalities among youth ages 15-20.
  •  Eight young people die each day in alcohol related crashes.
  •  Emergency room cases involving heroin use among youth between 12 and 17 years of age nearly quadrupled in the 1990’s.

 

Municipal Alliance Committee

973-625-8300

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Working Together for a

Drug-Free Community

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Denville MAC

 

              Many Assisting the Community

 

Mission Statement

The Denville Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) is motivated and dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse and its devastation upon our youth and the community.

The committee advocates and supports various programs within the schools and Denville community in the pursuit of enhancing and creating effective communication, education and intervention goals.



What is MAC? 

MAC (Municipal Alliance Committee) is a community based, non-profit organization, dedicated to securing funding and coordinating efforts to combat alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse through prevention, intervention, education and alternative activities. 

 

Who belongs to MAC? 

Denville MAC members are representative from local governmental bodies, business, the healthcare community, law enforcement, religious leaders and the community at large.  All of our members have an interest in the health, welfare, and quality of life in our community.

 

How is MAC funded?

MAC is funded through the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with fines and revenue collected through drug related offenses, as well as township matching funds, fundraisers, and private donations.

     

Denville MAC Programs

  • Senior Prom
  • Teen Canteens
  • Police/Community Prevention Activities
  • Senior Wellness Lunch
  • Project Graduation
  • Family Fun Events
  • DARE
  • Health Awareness Day
  • After School Recreation
  • Homework Club
  • Safe Schools
  • Drug Resistance Program (Just Say No)
  • More Power for You

 

Informational/Referral Sources:

 

Addictions Hotline of NJ……….800-238-2333

Aids/HIV/STD Hotline ……….….800-624-2377

ALA Call Hotline............................800-322-5525

AL-ANON/ALA Teen…………….….973-744-8686

Alcoholics Anon……………… .…..…….800-245-1377

Child Abuse/DYFS………………….….800-792-8610

Domestic Violence-

Morris County Hotline………………973-267-4763

Eating Disorders………………………...973-316-1819

First Call For Help…………………....800-435-7555

Gamblers Anonymous…………………973-478-4065

Gay Hotline of NJ………………………973-285-1595

Morris Council on Alcohol

And Drug Abuse…………………………973-625-1998

Morris County Psychiatric

Crisis Hotline……………………….…….973-540-0100

Narcotics Anonymous…………………800-992-0401

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol

And Drug Abuse………………………….973-625-1998

National Inhalant Prevention

Coalition………………………………….…….800-269-4237

Nicotine Anonymous…………….…..516-665-0527

NJ Substance Abuse Hotline…800-225-0196

Northwest NJ Regional

Women’s Center (Legal)…………..908-852-9365

Parents Anonymous

Family Help Line…………………………800-843-5437

Peer-to-Peer Support Group…..877-760-4987

Pregnancy Hotline…………………….800-672-2296

Psychiatric Emergency………………973-625-0280

Rape………………………………………………800-656-HOPE

Runaway………………………………………..800-621-4000

Self Help Clearinghouse…….……800-367-6274

Sexual Assault…………………………….973-829-0587

Smokers’ Hotline………………………800-638-0668

Tough Love International………….800-333-1069

Women’s Referral Center…………800-322-8092

 

Municipal Alliance Committee Members 

  • Mayor Thomas Andes
  • Coordinator, Margaret McCluskey
  • Morris County Coordinator Stephen Nebesni
  • Carol Bsarany
  • Patricia Colvin
  • Kathy Covert
  • Gertrude D'Souza
  • Carlos Duarte
  • Gene Fitzpatrick, Councilmen
  • Gail Horn
  • Dawn Mahon
  • Erin McCluskey
  • Stacey Murphy
  • Amanda Ostella
  • Scott Revis, Detective
  • Rob Simpson
  • Dennis Subrizi, Police Officer
  • Scott Torkos, School Resource Officer