June Program on Teens and Opioid Addiction

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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June Program on Teens and Opioid Addiction

The Valley Hospital, New Bridge Medical Center and the Ridgewood Municipal Alliance present

It started in the Doctor's Office - Opioid Addiction in Teens

Studies show that most American teenagers who abuse opioid meds first received the drugs from a doctor for pain concerns from things such as dental procedure or an athletic injury. This, couples with stress and pressure to succeed socially and the fact that the adolescent brain is still growing, means that teens are vulnerable to addictions. This program will discuss the current opioid abuse problem in teens and why teens are at a higher risk for developing an addiction. Learn about prevention and signs of addiction as well. Hear about a recovering addict's journey from injury to opioid addiction and family to heroin addiction.

Douglas Holden, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael Paolello, M.A., LCADC, Chief Clinical Officer for Substance Abuse Services. New Bridge Medical Center

Lisa Centeno, M.A., LCADC, CCS, Senior Clinical DIrector Substance Abuse Services, New Bridge Medical Center

Tuesday, June 5


Ridgewood Community Center

Village Hall First Floor

131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood

To register, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or visit www.ValleyHealth.com/Events.

Community Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health

Last Updated: 04/27/18