Understanding Substance Abuse: Free Training to Help Caregivers and Family Members Succeed

A free interactive session that provides information and strategies for helping someone with a substance abuse disorder is being offered by the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Drug and Alcohol Services – Municipal Alliance Program.

The free training will be held on Wednesday, May 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m..  The location has been changed to the Salem Community College, Donaghay Hall . Room 106 with nearby parking in Lot D. The training will be provided by John Kriger of Kriger Consulting.

“This training is intended to help family members and care-givers understand immediate and long-term steps that can be taken to become more effective and successful in helping someone struggling with alcohol or drug abuse,” said Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice, who also chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. “You will be able to gain insights into the treatment process and discover valuable resources to help re-balance your life while supporting someone else’s recovery.”

Due to the nature of the presentation, no youth are permitted. Interested community members are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged. To register, contact Victoria Yuhasz, who coordinates the County’s Municipal Alliance Program at 856-935-7510 extension 8449, or email her at Victoria.yuhasz@salemcountynj.gov