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Say Something About Heroin

Press Release – Thursday May 1, 2014



“Say Something About Heroin” – A Community Forum


The Wall Alliance, Shore Community Alliance, and The Manasquan Ministerium are partnering to present a community forum on the Heroin Epidemic in the Southern Monmouth Communities.  Doug Collier, M.A., Retired DEA Agent and currently the Drug Initiative Coordinator and Law Enforcement Liaison for the Office of the Attorney General will be our Keynote speaker. We are also honored to have Dr. Ramon Sohlkhah, Head of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University to discuss co-occurring dependency and the development of the brain on drugs. The program will have a panel of experts from the mental health profession, local law enforcement officials, addiction specialists, a local family that has dealt with a fatal Heroin overdose, as well as a local person in recovery. Community members will leave with a better understanding of how to know if your children are using drugs, how you can help the addicted user as well as information on prescription drug use and precautions.


This program is a continuum of a 5-part series of events designed around the Heroin epidemic in Monmouth County. The programs are coordinated and supported by many partner’s in the area including Jersey Shore University Medical Center, The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, The Society for The Prevention of Teen Suicide, The Samaritan Center, You Cannot Be Replaced, Prevention First, The Manasquan Elks, Wall Police Dept., Manasquan Police Dept., The Office of the Attorney General, The Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, Monmouth County Dept. Of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services and Denise Wegeman, MSW, LCSW. We have also been strongly supported by The Wall Township School District as well as The Manasquan School District.


Question and answer time will be available for everyone as well as refreshments and raffle give aways. Join us at the Algonquin Arts Theater, Wednesday May 14th, 7-9:30pm.  For more info, please call the Alliance office at 732-820-4792.

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