3/3/2014 - Community Forums to Address Substance Abuse Prevention

Community Forums to Address Substance Abuse Prevention


How is your community doing in preventing substance abuse? Freeholder Robert Zaborowski, human services liaison, invites you to learn more by attending any of three upcoming forums presented by the Somerset County Department of Human Services and the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.


Members of the various Municipal Alliances to prevent substance abuse want to hear how they can assist youth between the ages of 16 and 25 as well as individuals who have been affected personally or who have a family member affected by a criminal offense, drunk-driving offense or probation; a disability, including a learning disability; a substance-abuse disorder or a mental health, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit or other disorder; individuals over age 55; and people who work in Somerset County.


There is no charge to attend any of the following community forums, but pre-registration is required.  A light dinner will be provided.  To register or for more information, contact Brenda Pateman at 908-704-6309 or or Elizabeth Savage at 908-704-6305 or


Thursday, March 13, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Bridgewater Municipal Building, Conference Room 102, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. This session will cover the following Municipal Alliances: Bernards (Basking Ridge), Bridgewater-Raritan, Somerset Hills (Bernardsville, Bedminster, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone) and Watchung Hills (Warren, Green Brook, Watchung, Long Hill).


Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Somerset County Vocational & Technical School, Technical Center, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  This forum will cover the Municipal Alliances in Branchburg, Manville, North Plainfield, Somerville and South Bound Brook/Bound Brook.


Thursday, March 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Franklin Recreational Center, 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.  This meeting will cover the Franklin, Hillsborough/Millstone and Montgomery/Rocky Hill alliances.

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