Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morris CARES Hold Educational Opioid Program at Mt. Lakes High School

On April 17, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, Barbara Kaufman of Morris County Prevention is Key, and Peer Recovery Specialist Emily Monks of the Morris County Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success presented on the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic at Mountain Lakes High School to approximately 50 residents.

CAP Seabury discussed the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic and explained the proactive law enforcement actions the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and its community partners have been taking. His informative presentation provided those in attendance with eye-opening statistics and information. Following Seabury’s presentation Emily Monks, discussed her life of dealing with substance use disorder and her path to sobriety. Her journey expressed the important message that substance use disorder does not discriminate and can affect any members of our society regardless of sex, race, or economic class.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “The continued education of our community is an important aspect of combatting the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury and our partners at Morris County Prevention is Key and Morris County CARES do an outstanding job reaching out to the residents of Morris County and providing them with the tools needed to continue our fight against this horrific plague”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morris CARES Hold Educational Opioid Program at Mt. Lakes High School
From left: Emily Monks, Barbara Kaufman, CAP Seabury, and Mt. Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.