DART Prevention Coalition

Taking Aim at Substance Use in Ocean County

Founded in 2009, the DART Prevention Coalition has served Ocean County for 10 years. The Coalition focuses on preventing underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and the illegal use of marijuana and tobacco in Ocean County. DART is comprised of community leaders including law enforcement and government officials, educators, business owners, substance abuse professionals, faith-based leaders, and youth.

Using a data-driven approach, DART continually assesses substance use trends in the county in order to implement programs that best address our community’s unique needs. The DART Prevention Coalition was recently recognized by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) as the 2018 Coalition of the Year. This national award highlights the work of coalitions that achieve successful population level change in their communities.

The DART Prevention Coalition takes aim at substance use issues affecting Ocean County residents, with a particular focus on youth. The coalition specifically coordinates dedicated workgroups focused on reducing:

  • Prescription drug misuse across the lifespan
  • Underage drinking
  • Illegal use of marijuana
  • Tobacco Use

The DART Prevention Coalition also supports 14 Youth Prevention Coalitions throughout Ocean County. For more information on starting one of these groups in your school or community, please contact Abby Thompson at abigail.thompson@rwjbh.org.

If you would like to become a member of one of these workgroups or learn more about the Coalition, please contact DART@rwjbh.org.

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94 Old Short Hills Road
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(973) 322-5000
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300 Second Avenue
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300 Second Avenue
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600 River Avenue
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(732) 363-1900
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1 Clara Maass Drive
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(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
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(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
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(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center and Network
1691 U.S. Highway 9
CN 2025
Toms River, NJ 08754
(732) 914-1688
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