Opioid Epidemic Symposiums in October

Posted: October 9, 2019

The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services has initiated a series of public symposiums for Sussex County residents to discuss the opioid epidemic that has gripped the nation.

Three symposiums will be held throughout the county to address the epidemic and provide information on the resources available to residents.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019—Newton High School, 44 Ryerson Avenue, Newton
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019—Wallkill Valley Regional High School, 10 Grumm Road, Hamburg
  • Monday, October 28, 2019—Lenape Valley Regional High School, 28 Sparta Road, Stanhope

Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Overview of services and providers of opioid use disorder treatment
  • Information on prevention activities in Sussex County
  • Connections to service providers
  • What we can do to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is free and no registration is required.

If you would like more information about the symposiums or substance abuse prevention, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at the Office of Substance Abuse and Alcohol by calling 973.940.5200, ext. 1383.