CASA hosting 'Heroin Crisis Town Hall'

What is happening in West Milford and what can we do

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Community Against Substance Abuse (CASA) is hosting a "Heroin Crisis Town Hall" and wants to hear from the public.

Bring questions and suggestions to the meeting which will focus on New Jersey's emergent opiate and heroin crisis. It will be held on Thursday, July 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the West Milford Township Library/Community Center, 1470 Union Valley Road.

The opioid epidemic has taken its toll on the township, as well as every other municipality in the country. In a short time, West Milford has lost five young residents to heroin and other opioids. There was a candle light vigil on Father's Day night, quickly put together by a young woman from West Milford to "shine a light" to those who are struggling, letting them know that they and their families matter.

Members of CASA, along with representatives from the West Milford Police Department and West Milford Public School System, will be there to answer questions about how opiates/heroin are affecting West Milford and what is being done to address the problem.

This is an opportunity for community members to give their feedback on what programs they believe are working and which are not. Additionally, CASA invites community members to offer their suggestions on what programs they would like to see the town offer going forward.

Coffee and desert will be served.

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