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 a dental procedure or an athletic injury. This, coupled 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 ﬁnally to heroin addiction.
- Douglas Holden, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
- Michael Paolello, M.A., LCADC, Chief Clinical Oﬃcer, Addiction Treatment Services, New Bridge Medical Center
- Lisa Centeno, M.A., LCADC, CCS, Senior Director of Addiction Treatment Services, New Bridge Medical Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Community Center Village Hall
First Floor 131 N. Maple Avenue
To register, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or visit www.ValleyHealth.com/Events.