WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – On Tuesday, April 24, the Washington Township Municipal Alliance Committee hosted their first Opioid Awareness Conference in partnership with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and Morris Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES). The speakers were Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, Washington Township Police Department Chief Jeffrey Almer, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Alton Robinson of the Morris County Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES).
Approximately two hundred members of the community attended the program to learn more about the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic. Those in attendance included community leaders and clergy, eager to embrace the Morris County Stigma-Free Communities Initiative. The goal of this Initiative is to eradicate the stigma associated with substance abuse disorders. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury’s one hour presentation reinforced this concept, and further educated the audience about this plague affecting Morris County and the state of New Jersey. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office regularly works with community leaders, with the goal of combatting the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic. Any independent organizations seeking to hold similar programs are welcome to contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury at 973-285-6200.