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Town Hall Meeting: Protecting Our Children from the Opioid Crisis

  • Borough of Belmar, Taylor Pavilion 500 Ocean Avenue Belmar, NJ 07719 United States (map)

"The opioid crisis is impacting families across NJ's 4th Congressional District and parents are looking for help and answers as high school and college-aged kids head back to school. Join us for an evening of honest, open discussion as we explore how this crisis is impacting our community and how we can best protect our children.

Moderator of Panel: 
Moira Nelson, Director of Drug Policy Reform for Action Together NJ (ATNJ) & Advocacy Leader with the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD-NJ).

  • Senator Ray Lesniak, NJ State Senator, champion & advocate for those suffering from substance use disorders
  • Morgan Thompson, Director of Academic and Recovery Support at the Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School
  • Joel Pomales, Advocacy Field Organizer for the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence - New Jersey (NCADD-NJ)
  • Denise Mariano, Peer Parent Coach & Ambassador for Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Host of Panel: 
Jim Keady, Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, NJ04