FED UP! Overdose Awareness Event

FORKED RIVER – Young People in Recovery of Ocean County is hosting a FED UP! Overdose Awareness Event on August 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lacey United Methodist Church, 203 Lacey Road.

The event calls for an end to our nation’s epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.

Keynote speakers are Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella and John Brogan from Lifeline Family Recovery Group.

There will be resource tables from treatment centers, recovery groups, local clergy and a candlelight vigil for the lives lost due to accidental overdoses. Other organizations in attendance include Hope Sheds Light, Recovery Centers of America and the DART Prevention Coalition.

For more information, call Donna at 732-425-7938 or email oceancountynj@youngpeopleinrecovery.org.

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.