Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Opioids and addiction will be the topic of a special forum in Stigma-Free Morris County to be held on Tuesday, March 6, in Washington Township, and which will feature leaders from law enforcement and treatment and recovery programs in our region.Stigma Free Morris County: Washington Twp. March 6 Forum on Opioids and AddictionThe free program, sponsored by Washington Township, is scheduled from 7-10  p.m. at the Valley View Chapel, located at 115 East Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853. (View Directions Map)

It is a free event, but please RSVP at the following website:  https://learnthefactswtmc.eventbrite.com

Guest speakers will include:

  • Washington Township Police Chief Jeff Almer
  • Morris County Prosecutor Fred Knapp
  • Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon
  • Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan
  • Alton Robinson from C.A.R.E.S

Stigma-Free Morris County posterMedical, pharmaceutical, sports trainer, and recovery professionals from our community will be available to answer questions and provide resources.

“We thank Washington Township for being such an active partner in countywide efforts to deal with the opioid epidemic, and for being a leader in the countywide Stigma-Free initiative that fosters treatment and recovery from mental illness and addictions,” said Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo.

Stigma Free Morris County: Washington Twp. March 6 Forum on Opioids and Addiction

Message from organizers: We’ve all heard about opioids and addiction, it is in the news frequently. Some may think it is a problem that happens somewhere else. This program is intended to share the FACTS and explain that this issue is far reaching – across socioeconomic lines and across all ages.

Opioids and addiction are here, in our backyard, and as an educated community we can help our kids, our friends, and our neighbors deal with this rising problem.

You will learn something that will help, you, your family, your neighbors, and your community. When we are all informed, we can begin to make changes that will help our whole community.

For more information contact Washington Township Police Chief Jeffrey Almer at 908-876-3232.