Keeping NJ Youth Athletes Safe – Coaches, ADs and ATs – Sign Up Free Today!

Friday, April 19, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Atlantic City

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Keeping NJ Youth Athletes Safe – Coaches, ADs and ATs – Sign Up Free Today!

Keeping New Jersey Youth Athletes Safe

A Conference About the Opioid Epidemic for Coaches, Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainers & Others Involved in Youth Sports

(includes lunch)

The first 50 coaches, athletic directors and athletic trainers that use promo code "youth2024" will be registered for FREE courtesy of scholarships provided by conference sponsors


10am to 3pm 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
600 Huron Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Ray Lucas

A New Jersey native, Ray Lucas played quarterback from 1992–95 for Rutgers University before enjoying an eight-year career in the National Football League. He currently serves as the Executive Director for Public Housing in his hometown of Harrison, N.J. Since 2022, Lucas has been the keynote speaker of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse program, held by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in collaboration with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Lucas has shared his story of opioid addiction and recovery with thousands of New Jersey high school student athletes.

Dr. Andrew Kolodny

Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the Medical Director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. His primary area of focus is the prescription opioid and heroin crisis devastating families and communities across the country. He is also the executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, an organization with a mission to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by overprescribing of opioid analgesics. In 2020, Dr. Kolodny led a study commissioned by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey that found nearly 95 percent of New Jersey prescribers discuss the addictive nature of opioids with patients prior to prescribing them, up from just 18 percent prior to New Jersey’s passage of the Patient Notification Law in 2017.


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Last Updated: 02/20/24