A panel addressing “Addiction and Substance Abuse: Understanding the Landscape and Its Impact on Us” will meet on Sunday, November 4, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck at 7:30 p.m. The discussion will include information on recent drug trends, state and local initiatives, addiction, and what we can do to address and prevent it.
Speakers will include Christopher Jakim, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent who will provide information about the current drug crisis and state measures against trafficking. Shelley Stuart, the director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, will talk about programs and initiatives in Bergen County. Dr. Matis Shulman will answer questions about the medical and physiological aspects of addiction. Rabbi Larry Rothwachs of Congregation Beth Aaron will explore communal efforts and awareness. Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, the principal of SAR High School, will answer questions about policies and protocols in schools. Etiel Forman will describe how addiction feels to family members, and offer ways for the community to help.
For more information or to submit questions to the panel, go to www.time2talkaddiction.org or email Time2TalkAddiction@gmail.com.