About this Event
Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Forum
Finding a path to healing and recovery from a drug addiction; Successful treatment for addiction; Treatment and resources in the community
Our fourth forum will address New Jersey’s ongoing drug use and overdose epidemic by focusing on successful treatment options and recovery models.
WHAT: NJTV’s Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis Community Forum featuring panel discussion with public Q&A; informational tables from prevention and education facilities, treatment providers and other experts in the field of drug addiction. The panel discussion, moderated by NJTV News correspondent Michael Hill, will include health professionals, law enforcement officials and experts who will discuss the complexities and options for treatment and recovery of individuals from all walks of life affected by the state’s heroin, opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic.
NJTV welcomes the general public to be a part of the forum in person or watch the discussion online.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5th; 6:00-8:30pm (doors will open at 6:00 pm). Free admission; Pre-registration required to reserve a seat.
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Newark, at 1 Avon Avenue in Newark, NJ 07108
- Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, Executive Director, Jersey City Employment and Training Program and Chairman of the Board, New Jersey Reentry Corporation
- Dr. Christopher Johnston, Medical Director, Endeavor House
- Dr. Indra Cidambi, Medical Director and Founder of Center for Network Therapy
- Earl C. Lipphardt Jr., MA, Chief Residential Officer, Integrity House
- Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura, Essex County Sheriff
For more information call 973-233-8398.
WATCH: Can’t attend? Add this event to your calendar to watch the forum via livestream on this page at www.njdrugcrisis.org on October 5th. Don’t forget to share the link with your friends on social media.
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
Michael Hill, an award-winning news anchor and reporter, is a correspondent for NJTV’s weeknight news program NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. He’s been a special correspondent to both local and national news programs on Thirteen/WNET, WLIW21, MSNBC and PBS, most recently contributing to “America in Black and Blue: A PBS NewsHour Weekend Special Report. Michael has also moderated forums on critical issues including New Jersey Drug Addiction Crisis, exploring the source of addictions and how to recover, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s forum on prison and mass incarceration reform to a standing-room-only audience at an East Orange church.
NJTV’s Community Engagement Liaison Selma Betancourt, MS is producing the multi-faceted event.