Annual Substance Use Disorder Conference 2017
Connecting the Continuum:
Emerging Drug Trends, Substance Use Disorders and Advances in Recovery
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmstead~ 88 Lawrence Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848

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$60 per person

Light Breakfast & Lunch
Exhibits by Treatment Providers
Keynote Speaker:
Donald Parker MSW, LCSW
The Science of Compassionate Care
With over 25 years’, experience in behavioral and m edical healthcare, Donald Parker is currently the President and CEO of Carrier Clinic, the largest independent, non-profit behavioral health hospital in New Jersey. Don has received several awards and honors including recently being named by NJ Biz to 2017's Power 50 Health Care list which reflects his success creating and influencing change within the healthcare industry in the state of New Jersey. As a visionary healthcare leader in New Jersey, Don has been featured in a large array of publications and is an engaging, empowering public speaker. 

“We expect our efforts of today will allow us to be leaders among
behavioral healthcare providers of tomorrow ” - Donald Parker
Greg Williams
Generation Found
Greg Williams is a recovery leader and filmmaker of two award winning documentaries,The Anonymous People and Generation Found. The Anonymous People is a film that traces the history and struggles of over 23 million individuals living in recovery. His most recent project, Generation Found, is a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Greg Williams is also the co-founder of Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis by unifying the voice
of Americans and their families.

“I think the future looks really bright because we have grassroots momentum on our side.” — Greg Williams

Mariel Hufnagel
Supporting Young People in Recovery
After her own personal battle, Mariel has been in long term recovery since 2007. Striving to bring a face and a voice to recovery, she has immersed herself wholeheartedly in mental health, addiction and criminal justice reform work. She is currently is the Executive Director of The Ammon Foundation, Linden, NJ, whose mission is to provide strategic support to remove barriers for those in addiction recovery seeking to continue their education . Mariel has previously worked as an advocacy organizer with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – New Jersey and as the National Chapter Manager for Young People in Recovery. Mariel is recognized nationally as a dynamic and passionate advocate, servant leader, trainer and motivational speaker.

"Patience, relentless advocacy, training, stigma reduction and working with community decision-makers is a process that can clearly lead to successful results." -Mariel Hufnagel -
Special Agent Tim McMahon
Emerging Drug Trends
Special Agent Timothy P. McMahon has been with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) since October 1998. Prior to becoming a Special Agent with the DEA, he spent six years as a trooper with the New York State Police. Special Agent McMahon has been assigned to enforcement and task force groups, served as the special agent recruiter for New Jersey and is currently assigned as the Public Information Officer and Demand Reduction Coordinator,

“It is very important for us at the DEA to keep getting the word out and educating our professionals and community." – Tim McMahon

NJ Social Workers: An application has been made for consideration of 6 general continuing education credits for this course.
NOTE: There is no additional fee for Continuing Education credits (CADC, LCADC, LPC, CPS, MFT, and Professional Development Hours). There will be additional fees for both Social Work credits and Pharmacist credits which are pending approval.
Pre-registration and Payment Required.
Registration and Payment Deadline: November 24th, 2017
Please Note: No Refunds After November 24th, 2017

For more information about this conference, please contact Jenn at or 973-383-4787 ext. 256