Heroin Awareness Event from Chilton Hospital and United for Prevention in Passaic County Scheduled for June 6|
Passaic County residents are invited to a free heroin awareness presentation, “From Pills to Heroin Mills” on Thursday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at William Paterson University (Ballroom ABC), Wayne, NJ.
Chilton Neighbors for Better Health and United for Prevention in Passaic County have partnered for an interactive presentation led by Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Douglas Collier, MA. It will focus on the prescription drug abuse epidemic and how users go from a prescription opioid to heroin addiction.
The event is sponsored in part by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by May 30 to Sherrine Schuldt at (973) 720-3146 or UPinPC@live.com
About Chilton Neighbors for Better Health:
Chilton Neighbors for Better Health, a division of Chilton Hospital’s Community Outreach Department, enables the hospital to build strong partnerships with civic, cultural, spiritual, social and governmental organizations in its community. Some of the issues addressed include eating disorders, depression, prescription drug abuse, gang awareness in suburbia, post-traumatic stress disorder, blended families, caregiving issues, designer drugs and teens, alcohol and teens, obesity and teen anger. For more information, visit www.chiltonneighbors.org
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is the first hospital in New Jersey to received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Chilton recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. It is also a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. In addition, Chilton is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the MotherBaby Center a weight loss surgery program and minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.