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***Innovation in Addiction Recovery (2019)

About this Event

NJTV, in collaboration with the Essex County Community Health Service Office of Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Addiction Services, presented a panel discussion about the latest treatment and recovery support service options, beyond medication, that increase the chances for complete addiction recovery.

NJTV News Correspondent and Anchor Michael Hill moderated a panel of health professionals, law enforcement officials, faith leaders and experts to discuss the role of treatment, recovery community organizations and nonclinical services to assist individuals and families to recover from a substance use disorder.

WHAT: Panel discussion with public Q&A. Information about resources available for those in need. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

WHEN: Wed., June 26, 2019; 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Exhibitor area opens at 5:45 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.).

WHERE: The Life Christian Church, Conference Room, 747 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

PANELISTS: Eileen Fishman, Deputy Director Community Health at Essex County Department of Community Health; Sue A. Seidenfeld, MS, LCADC, CCS, Executive Director, COPE Center, Inc;  Lynn Seaward, Assistant Director of STAR Program, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery; Joel Pomales, Founder & CEO of Mainstream Recovery, and Lisa Valentine, Ministry Leader Celebrate in Recovery, The Life Christian Church and Co-founder/President, Valentine House.

Expert-on hand: Stanley H. Weiss, M.D., Professor, Dept of Epidemiology, School of Public Health /Professor, Department of Medicine, NJMS – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; and Director, Founder – Essex Passaic Wellness Coalition.

FREE ADMISSION; Pre-registration recommended to guarantee a seat. Walk-ins welcome. RSVP now on Eventbrite, by email at, or on Facebook/NJTVonline. For more information call 973-233-8398.

CAN’T ATTEND? Watch forum via livestream on NJTV’s websites( or NJTVonline- YouTube) on June 26th.

About the Initiative

NJTV In Your Neighborhood is an ongoing public media, programming and community engagement initiative that takes public television deeper into the communities it serves than ever before.

Support for this initiative is provided the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.

About the Event Moderator

Michael Hill is an award-winning news anchor and reporter with stints in New York, Dallas, New Orleans and beyond. He’s covered some of the world’s most memorable events over the last three decades. Hill’s interest in covering news runs the gamut and he feels right at home discovering and re-discovering his native New Jersey. Michael was Student Council President at Barringer High School where he ran track and played on the state-championship-winning football team. Barringer is where Michael’s passion for investigation and storytelling were channeled in to broadcast journalism. Hill feels the truth is worth the pursuit. Check out the latest Tweets from Michael (@HillNJTV).


NJTV’s Community Engagement Liaison Selma Betancourt, MS is producing the multi-faceted event.

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