WJLP Me-TV & The Asbury Park Press to Host Town Hall on New Jersey’s Heroin Crisis
West Long Branch, NJ – New Jersey is in the grips of a heroin crisis. That’s why WJLP Me-TV and the Asbury Park Press are hosting a town hall meeting geared towards finding solutions for New Jersey’s growing heroin and prescription drug crisis.
A Jersey Matters Town Hall: The New Jersey Heroin Crisis will be recorded at Monmouth University on Thursday, March 16th, from 7-9pm at the school’s Pollak Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Tickets can be reserved by going to the channel’s website: www.WJLP3.com
The program will explore the epidemic of opioid addiction from ALL aspects of the crisis– through the eyes of people in recovery, medical experts, state legislators, law enforcement personnel and recovery counselors. Topics will also include the signs of abuse and addiction, legal and criminal implications and what residents can do in their local community. Resources for individuals seeking help or guidance will be available at the town hall and throughout the broadcast as well.
According to government statistics, more than 40 people across the country die each day as a result of the prescription drug epidemic. In New Jersey, opioid addiction is significantly ahead of the national average– especially in the counties of Monmouth, Ocean and Cape May.
The state’s attorney general, Christopher Porrino, as well as actress and author Mackenzie Phillips will be on stage to share their experiences in finding ways to end New Jersey’s leading cause of accidental death.
The town hall, hosted by Emmy Award winning commentator Larry Mendte, will be a mix of live panel discussions and audience questions all designed to tell the complete story of how this epidemic effects virtually everyone in our state and, just as importantly, explore solutions to ending the crisis and saving lives.
A Jersey Matters Town Hall: The New Jersey Heroin Crisis will air on WJLP Me-TV in northern New Jersey and sister station KJWP Me-TV in southern New Jersey on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM. Check your local listings for channel location.
To request more information please send an e-mail to SpecialEvents@PMCMTV.com