In 2017, the Freeholder Board created the Addiction Task Force to address the drug abuse epidemic plaguing our communities. Last year, in New Jersey alone, three times the number of people that died in automobile accidents died from overdosing on opioids. This is simply unacceptable, and something we must continue to come together to address.
Earlier this year, the County in partnership with local groups, community advocates, leaders and all who are affected by alcohol and drug addiction, hosted an alcohol & drug addiction community forum. By sharing resources and ideas about programs and initiatives, we worked together to help those who are affected find treatment and support.
Linda Hughes Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director Task Force Leader
If you or someone you know are battling addiction in Burlington County there are resources and support available for you and you are not alone. We need to continue to work together, unite our community and find ways to fight this epidemic.
Task Force Members
Linda Hughes, Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director
Jean Stanfield, Burlington County Sheriff
Scott Coffina, Burlington County Prosecutor
Shirla Simpson, Burlington County Director of Human Services