Members of the public are cordially invited to attend Center For Prevention and Counseling’s annual fall conference for a day-long exploration of how we, as a community, can learn best how to address local and national drug trends and create the environment where those with substance use disorders are encouraged to recover. This exciting yearly conference will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Perona Farms, 350 Andover Sparta Road, Andover, NJ 07821.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the $60 registration fee. Center for Prevention and Counseling is always on the cutting edge of information and seeks to present most renowned speakers. This year, Officer Jermaine Galloway, also known as “The Tall Cop” is the fall conference keynote speaker.

As a former police officer in Idaho since 1977, Officer Galloway became an advocate for addressing underage drinking and wide-spread drug use that he then took into his work as a trainer and presenter throughout the nation. Jermaine has received multiple awards for his advocacy of awareness and action on the part of law enforcement and community members at large, most recently receiving the 2018 Law Enforcement Partner Award from New York State for enforcement efforts on drug-impaired drivers. Additional speakers include Erin Zerbo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry.

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In addition to managing a large buprenorphine practice dedicated to underserved Newark residents, Erin is also the director of the state-designated Northern New Jersey Center of Excellence in Medication-Assisted Treatment, a new statewide training and education initiative. She is a co-editor of the recent book "Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment" (APA, 2016), and the lead editor of "Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness into Your Psychiatric Practice" (APA, 2017) Other guest speakers include Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Agent Tim McMahon. Tim is the NJ DEA Public Information Officer and Demand Reduction Officer, who has been with the administration since 1998 including working as a trooper with the New York State Police assigned to working closely with multiple task forces.

Tim’s wealth of information about trends and enforcement efforts and community outreach programs locally and nationally will be the most current available. Finally, CFPC gratefully welcomes William Stauffer, LSW, CADC, CCS, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance, with over 25 years of clinical experience. William’s involvement in recovery education and recovery advocacy for Privacy Protection for substance use disorder patients will provide a timely and cutting edge framework for this always informative fall conference presentation. Exhibitor space for the conference is currently still available. Contact Laura Burger at laura@centerforprevention.org or 973-383-4787 or register online at  https://tinyurl.com/cfpcconference .