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Drug Addiction and Recovery… (2018)

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Drug Addiction and Recovery: A Community Challenge (2018)

NJTV, in collaboration with the Cumberland County Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services and City of Vineland Health Department, presented a panel discussion about the complexities of addiction, impact of substance abuse on families, options for treatment and challenges for those in recovery. Join us for a candid conversation about what causes addiction; coping with trauma among families struggling with substance abuse, treatment options and recovery programs, the drug-court system, and how drugs could be hiding in plain sight at home and more.

WHAT: Panel discussion with public Q&A and informational tables from substance abuse prevention and treatment providers.

Panelists scheduled to appear (subject to change):

Dr. Chris Johnston, Chief Medical Officer, Pinnacle Treatment

Melissa J. Niles LPC, LCADC, Cumberland County Director of Human Services, Mental Health Administrator & Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service

John Brogan, Chief Recovery Specialist and Founder, Lifeline Recovery Support Services

Nicholas J. Kolen, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division

Individuals treated for substance use disorder

WHO SHOULD ATTEND OR WATCH? Parents, grandparents, professionals, students, school personnel, employers and those who would like to recognize, deter and prevent substance abuse from a family member or loved one are encouraged to attend.

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