MMA Town Hall Meeting: Heroin Epidemic Video Presentation

Thank you for visiting the MMA - we're now proud to present the full-length video of our 2015 Town Hall Meeting which discusses the Heroin Epidemic we are grappling with in Northern NJ and within Bergen County. We think this will be a great resource for parents, teachers, students, youth organizations, and area residents in general. Whether you have teenage children, or younger kids there is fantastic info and incite within this video for any parent in NJ today.

In this video presentation of the full Town Hall Meeting Event, you will hear from law enforcement, doctors, nurses, a mother of past heroin user, and a recovering addict himself. There are not only discussions of addiction, overdoses, rehab - but this talk also focuses on the early warning signs and gateway drugs that lead to prescription drugs and then the cheaper, easier to obtain Heroin. Please feel free to leave a comment near the bottom of this page.



Moderator - Victoria Shaw


Bergen County Prosecutor - John Molinelli

Carole - Parent of an Addict

Steve - Recovering Addict

Additional Panel:

Chief Jim Batelli - Mahwah PD

Captain Steve Jaffe - Mahwah PD

Dr. Brenda Marshall

Dr. Marc Dreier - Valley Hospital

The MMA had a great turnout for this event and had many in attendance from Mahwah, Ramsey, Ringwood, Glen Rock, Oakland, Fair Lawn, Upper Saddle River, Franklin Lakes, Waldwick, Allendale, Wyckoff, and Paramus, as well as quite a few from New York. Thank you to those who joined us in person, shared compelling stories and asked intriguing questions to spur on excellent discussion about the growing Heroin problem in Paterson and the rest of Northern NJ.