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Our team will be organizing and presenting public awareness events throughout the year that will include prominent community speakers informing us of important programs and policies surrounding addiction, as well as hearing personal stories from a variety of those afflicted, family members, and individuals in recovery. We aspire to coordinate open forum discussions, present effective messages and programs, and build effective partnerships to tackle this very important cause.

NAEF Originator Jackson Rannells had a passion for music of all kinds.  Because of this love and acknowledgement of the profound impact music and art can have, where and when appropriate, these universal languages will be incorporated into our projects to serve as the conduits for touching and motivating the souls and minds of those rallying for change within the addiction crisis landscape.

NOT AN EASY FIX is bringing back a ...

2nd "Night of Community, Honoring, & Healing"

to the Somerset County Courthouse lawn

Sunday, August 18, 6-8:30 pm ... Mark your calendar now!

  • Combat & Rise above the opioid & fentanyl crises impacting communities

  • Raise Awareness & Hope about the stigma and disease of addiction

  • Remember & Honor loved ones lost to substance use


Music • Resource Tables • Live Art • Kids Table • Narcan Training • Community Speakers
Recovery Stories • Moments for Memories-‘More Than Their Addiction’ • Community Candlelight Circle-“Stand By Me”

To add a photo of your loved one on our Photo Wall  – visit

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"Let's Talk! ...
Drugs Over Dinner"

Thank you to everyone for coming out to

NOT AN EASY FIX's event on May 8th, 2024!

Grateful for our Committee, Mom squad, Volunteers, St. John's Episcopal Church, Mannion's Restaurant, Verve Restaurant, Lea Rannells DiNonno (videographer), Bob Rannells (photographer) and all our Community Speakers! Amazing conversations were had furthering breaking stigma and providing education & resources to combat the opioid/fentanyl crisis in NJ.


What a blast! We had our first Sober fun night Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop . . .

Proceeds for scholarships at Somerset Treatment Services


5 min. EVENT video



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Not An Easy Fix & DJ Choices brought a 'mind blowing’ sight & sound school assembly with impactful messages about dangerous substances and addiction awareness to over 1,000 students at Somerville HS and over 600 students at North Plainfield HS. Many thanks in Somerville  to Principal Foley, the Somerville Board of Education, and the Borough of Somerville. Many thanks in North Plainfield to Principal Krouse, SAC Justina Mazzella, and the North Plainfield Municipal Alliance for their support. \

To inquire about bringing the program to your school, contact us at

Thanks for joining us!  Our conversations will continue.....

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Barbara Harvat Dugan (NAEF volunteer) - from Somerville NJ Community Page post

We had the 1st Session last night - topic “Prevention of Drug Addiction” 5 Phenomenal Speakers including our own Officer Vito Spadea, Captain Jack Bennett, Ret. of the Prosecutors Office; the Directors of Middle Earth, Prevention Resources and Empower Somerset.

In my experience this was the most informative Drug Awareness Program

I have ever attended.

Thanks to our wonderful Host Fr. Ron of St John’s Episcopal Church. Yes drugs are a subject we wish we didn’t need to know about or hear about but the truth of the matter is many of our lives have been touched by addiction. Our kids are dying in record numbers, and people my age. Come on out and meet some absolutely terrific and life changing people.

All welcome, no judgement, just come & listen.

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We did it! "A Night of Community, Honoring & Healing" was a great success.  

A glimpse of our Summer '22 event... 

Check out clips on FB & YouTube

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Please continue to submit your loved one's photo to our Memorial Photo Wall

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