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There is no cost you you to attend this Summit, but registration is limited. Once registered, a commitment will be made by GCADA on your behalf. Please do not be a no-show.

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Summit Registration includes: Workshops, Keynote Speaker, Continental breakfast and Lunch

Limited Vendor Tables Available
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Keynote Speaker

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Gov. Jim McGreevey
Counselor, Integrity House Program / Hudson County Correctional Center

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey works with the women of the Integrity House Program at the Hudson County Correctional Center. McGreevey presently guides and directs the Integrity House initiative's spiritual counseling as well as works with the women upon discharge to secure mentoring; a continued commitment to principles of recovery; and, reintegration into the Hudson County community. Having pursued seminary education and training, he served his field education working with formerly incarcerated women and men at Exodus Transitional Ministry in Harlem, New York City.

McGreevey previously served in elected state and local government He also served as Regional Manager, Merck and Company; as Executive Director, NJ State Parole Board; with the NJ Assembly Majority Office; and as Assistant Prosecutor in Middlesex County. He holds degrees from Columbia University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, and General Theological Seminary.


National recovery Month: Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover -- Imporoving the lives of those with substance use and mental disorders by raising awareness of the disease and educating communities about available resources.

Join the Voices for Recovery It's Worth It. National Recovery Month Setp 2012


2011 Winners

Lynn Edwards (l), presenting the first-ever W. Cary Edwards State Volunteer of the Year Award to Laurie Smith of Atlantic County at the GCADA 2011 Annual Summit. Acting Executive Director John Hulick (r)


2012 Statewide Alliance Volunteer of the Year
One of 21 County Alliance Volunteer of the Year recipients will receive this prestigious award at the 21st Annual Summit. The award honors Cary W. Edwards, whose extraordinary vision it was to create the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program.

2012 County Alliance Volunteer of the Year
21 county volunteers of the year will be honored at the 21st Annual Summit for taking the lead in addressing New Jersey's number one public health concern, alcoholism and drug abuse.



Healing communities, Creating the Future, Current Drug Trends, Gangs in the Suburbs, Faith Based Strategies. Click Here For Full Summit Workshop Descriptions

21st Annual Summit. Creating Healthy and Safe Communities.

Tentative Agenda

8:00-9:00 am Registration
9:00-9:15 am Welcoming Remarks
Executive Director John Hulick
Acting Chairman Neil Van Ess
9:15-9:45 am Keynote Address
James McGreevey
9:45-10:00 am Break to workshops
10:00-11:00 am Workshop #1
11:00-11:15 am Break to Ballroom
11:15-12:00 pm Volunteer of the Year Awards
W. Cary Edwards Award
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:15 pm Break to workshops
1:15-2:15 pm Workshop #2
2:15-2:30 pm Break to Ballroom
2:30-3:00 pm Closing Remarks Evaluations and Certificates

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Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
Tel: +1 732 873 1234

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Northeast Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders
Registration discounts available to Summit attendees

Northeast Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

The COUNSELOR magazine and US JOURNAL TRAINING (USJT) accepted GCADA's invitation to hold its Northeast Conference in association with the Council. The Conference will immediately follow the Summit, September 12th through September 15th.

Summit attendees are invited to attend Robert Ackerman"s opening keynote presentation, "Developing Healthy Families: Show Me the Way to Grow Home", on the evening of the 12th at no cost. If you would like to attend Robert Ackerman's opening keynote presentation, please indicate "Yes" in the Northeast Conference section of the Summit registration form.

The conference also features nationally known speakers and workshop presenters addressing key issues of interest. USJT is making ten percent discounts available to Summit attendees for full program and daily registration.

To learn more about the Northeast Conference, click here. Be sure to use discount code 32204 to receive the discount.


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