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Faces of Addiction (2016)

About this Event

NJTV hosted the first Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis forum to address New Jersey’s ongoing drug use and overdose epidemic last night at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Toms River NJ. The discussion, themed Faces of Addiction, sought a personal look at today’s addiction to gain a better understanding of who is using heroin and “gateway” drugs, abusing opioids and the stigma facing both addicts and their loved ones as they search for recovery. Read our full recap here.

Panel discussion and audience Q&A was moderated by NJTV News Correspondent Michael Hill and livestreamed. ICYMI, watch the archived livestream above.

The forum is part of a year-long community engagement initiative for the network, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Healthcare Foundation of NJ.

About the Event Moderator

NJTV News correspondent Michael Hill was the moderator for a panel of health professionals, law enforcement officials and individuals and families affected by substance abuse.


NJTV’s Community Engagement Liaison Selma Betancourt, MS produced and coordinated the multi-faceted event.

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