Coalition Events

Coalition Events (10)

13th Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit

More than 120 professionals from multiple disciplines recently attended the 13th Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville.  “Addressing the Prescription Drug & Heroin Problem” was the focus of the 2015 event that was sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, NCADD of Middlesex County, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Keynote speaker Freeholder H. James Polos addressed the audience with passion, reporting the steps Middlesex County has taken to get ahead of this rapidly growing epidemic.   He challenged those in attendance to get involved and help to educate…
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3-D Conference a Big Success

The collective expertise of three agencies in addressing addiction prevention and treatment was shared with a capacity audience at the recent "3 D" conference held earlier this month. Carrier Clinic, NCADD of Middlesex and Princeton House Behavioral Health collaborated to address Depression, Dementia and Drug Abuse in Older Adults. The conference focused on meeting the practical learning needs of therapists, social workers, nurses and others who work with older adults. The audience heard first from Steve Liga, NCADD's Executive Director and CEO. His entertaining presentation took the form of "a conversation with Mom" that touched on important issues that are…
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Prevention Education Summit

Dozens of professionals, including educators, law enforcement officials, municipal alliance members and health care and substance abuse providers attended the 12th annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit held June 6th at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville. This year's event started with a presentation by Michael Litterer, Deputy Director at Prevention Links, Inc. who provided an in-depth overview of current drug trends in the addiction prevention and treatment field. Mr. Littterer's presentation focused on synthetic drugs, the various iterations of these drugs, their use and the many names drug abusers give to these drugs. Dr. Snehal Patel, M.D. of…
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Marijuana Town Hall Meeting

For two hours, dozens of Spotswood residents sat or stood and listened to a panel discussion, frequently joining in on the passionate dialogue and debate. In the end, everyone agreed on one thing. The discussion needs to continue. Titled "Marijuana. It's Complicated – Let's Talk," the July 17th event featured a panel of experts that included NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. CEO & Executive Director Steve Liga; Amanda Bent, New Jersey Drug Policy Associate at the Drug Policy Alliance; Timothy B., a Rutgers University student; and Detective Scott Hoover of the Spotswood Police Department. The event was moderated by Evan…
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Young Women’s Conference

The Coalition for Healthy Communities held its 10th annual Young Women's Conference. The event saw participation by 18 high schools from across Middlesex County. A total of 140 young women attended this full day conference, which was held at the St. John Neumann Conference & Banquet Center in Piscataway, NJ. The conference, titled "My Journey, My Voice: Empowering Young Women," provided attendees with interactive and educational activities designed to help them gain valuable knowledge and resources to support them throughout their lifetime. New for this year, conference attendees were encouraged to take back a specific programming idea for implementation over…
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