What Parents Need to Know about Addiction
Sponsored by Temple B'nai Abraham and Temple Sharey-Tefilo Israel
WHEN: Monday, November 6, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Temple B'nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston (on corner of East Cedar Street; enter E. Cedar Street)
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the community
A nationally-renowned addiction psychiatrist and immediate past president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry,Laurence M. Westreich, MD, Author of the just published
A Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction
(books will be available for purchase)
Dr. Laurence Westreich is the author of two books for general audiences, Helping the Addict You Love and, out this month, A Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction. The current opioid crisis and heightened concern about teen use (and abuse) of drugs and alcohol make his visit extraordinarily timely. Dr. Westreich's mission is to enlighten parents, educators and all who are involved with and concerned about adolescents to understand what addiction is, the signs to look for, and what to do when we see them.
Westreich will speak at an appearance cosponsored with Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. In addition to teaching and research at the NYU medical school, Dr. Westreich is a consultant to Major League Baseball and maintains a private practice in New York City and Montclair.