It Started in the Doctor’s Oﬃce – Opioid Addiction in Teens
A presentation by The Valley Hospital, New Bridge Medical Center and the Ridgewood Municipal Alliance.
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 as well as alternative treatment methods for pain. Learn about prevention and signs of addiction as well.
- 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
- Ron Krych, RPH, MPA, Director of Pharmacy
Wednesday, October 10
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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.