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Speaker series to address substance abuse, teen suicide

Editor’s Note: The location of the Jan. 17 meeting was previously incorrect. Ex offenders will speak to youths at 6 p.m. at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick.

The North Brunswick Municipal Alliance Committee will hold a series of free adult community outreach sessions for residents of the greater Brunswick area.

Ex offenders will speak to youth about tobacco, alcohol and marijuana, and how to steer them in a positive direction, at 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick.

Thomas Etts, a psychotherapist, trainer and consultant for Rutgers University Behavioral Health, will discuss the opioid epidemic at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the North Brunswick Municipal Building.

Carol Womack will address suicide prevention, and the link between alcohol, teens and depression, at 6 p.m. March 7 at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick.

There will be games, snacks and activities provided for children while adults are attending the seminars.

To RSVP, or to suggest a future topic of discussion, call the North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services at 732-247-0922, ext. 475.

Sponsored by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (GCADA).

Light refreshments will be served.

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