DRUG ABUSE
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MENTAL HEALTH
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stigma
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USRA Coalition Who We Are

Who We Are

The USRA Municipal Alliance is a coalition formed in 2017 through a grant to educate and create awareness in our community. We are a partnership between Upper Saddle River and Allendale, New Jersey. Members consist of parents, school administration, police, health professionals, local businesses, clergy, and members of local community organizations.

USRA Coalition What We Do

What We Do

We provide funding, programming and resources to Northern Highlands Regional High School, as well as to the middle schools in Allendale and Upper Saddle River. Priorities have included mental health, vaping and opioids.

USRA Coalition Our Community

Our Community

Learning and working with other local coalitions, our intent is to make Upper Saddle River and Allendale safe and drug-free. Whenever possible, we expand our programming to include the entire quad district.

3,021

NJ overdose deaths in 2019 (according to njcares.gov)

15,104

Naloxone administrations in NJ in 2019 (according to njcares.gov)

33%

increase in risk of future opioid
misuse after high school when
opioids are used in high school

540%

nationwide increase
in fetanyl deaths in
3 years (since 2013)

3,990,809

NJ opioid prescriptions in 2019 (according to njcares.gov)

16%

of high school seniors
in 2016 reported
binge drinking