Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon Partners With Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on Oct. 20 Opiate Awareness Event For Youths

Published on October 15, 2020

Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon is partnering with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on a virtual session to educate youths, parents and all interested individuals on the latest essential information of how the abuse of opiates and recreational use of opioid-related drugs, including heroin, can have devastating consequences.

The session will take place on Tuesday, October 20, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., with plenty of time to ask questions.

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Also participating in the session are Tracy Klingener, Director of Suicide Prevention Services for the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, and Kelly LaBar, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for Prevention Is Key-CARES.

Sheriff Gannon is the co-founder of the Morris County Sheriff's Office Hope One mobile substance use and mental health services program. The Hope One team, which recently has begun outreach to Morris County's homeless population, has made more than 15,000 contacts with individuals in the community and trained 2,900 people in the use of Narcan to reverse an opioid-induced overdose.

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