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@#15
May 23, 2018 6:17 pm

https://www.neshamos.org they have a resource link to a phone number. You’ll speak to C.H. people who have real life experience and will connect you with the appropriate resource that have been successfully tried and tested for people in this community

Divide and conquer?
May 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Neshomos an organization born in crown heights by frum people who have real life experience in dealing with this and the resources they too used to get help…
Were you really expecting to help people when the event features cops and city council? Dear R’Hecht help them on their terms if you can, they are the ones who will save some lives with their experience. If possible carve space in your grants or help them by showing them how it’s done.

Parents need hands on resources especially for dual diagnoses
May 17, 2018 8:21 pm

If anyone can list some good therapists and clinics for both Mental health issues and addition? Often these go hand in hand. This is called dual diagnoses.

Self Defense Studio CH
May 17, 2018 3:37 pm

Teach our children a healthy lifestyle. if a kid engaged in sports activety from 6 years old, he will not do drugs at 16.

where to find resources
May 17, 2018 11:23 am

There are options to get children up to the age of 18 help. If the parent gets the child a diagnosis they are automatically eligible for medicaid regardless of income. This allows the child to get help therapy, physical therapy, occupational etc, for free.

After 18 I wish I knew the answer. The main goal is to get children help before they turn to drugs which means to look at your child honestly and see where they are lacking. If you can’t fix it yourself then get help to make the necessary changes.

Opioid Abuse starts in the doctors office
May 17, 2018 11:23 am

Let’s be honest here, kids die because doctors get them hooked.

Totally agree #2
May 17, 2018 1:06 am

Therapy of any kind takes a massive chunk out of anyone’s disposable income.
These costs are insane and prey on the vulnerable!
We are not talking about luxury, for some therapy is a necessity. How on earth are parents supposed to support their children when the costs are above and beyond their means????
Something MUST be done to put a stop to the rising costs of the desperately needed services.

Thank you for hosting & posting this
May 16, 2018 11:07 pm

I really appreciate that this video was posted, and I’m sure I speak for others, too.

Anonymous
May 16, 2018 11:05 pm

I’m an addict and while all the experts think they know what they’re talking about the only things that ever worked for me and a lot of people I know is a 12 step program. The program adresses the spiritual malady which when is healed will heal the person physically and mentally as well. I would suggest all these experts to read the book ‘Alcoholics anonymous’ which shows a proven path to get over addiction

Thank you
May 16, 2018 10:53 pm

For mAking this evening possible and sharing on line. Due to weather and family I couldn’t be there but have gained enormously from raw facts and sensitive speakers. Thank you to those who shared their stories no matter how hard.Thank you to the organizers

Shluchah
May 16, 2018 10:35 pm

Very informative. Thank you so much!!
I was very touched by Jay (the guy at the end).. He spoke from the heart, G-d bless you all!

Great event
May 16, 2018 10:07 pm

Thank you Yaacov and the whole NCFJE Team.

Stop the abuse
May 16, 2018 10:01 pm

which is the cause of so much pain, and which leads to opioid addiction.

I was there
May 16, 2018 9:34 pm

A highly informative & serious program addressing a deep problem that we share as a community. We learned about resources for family & friends of those who are suffering. The speakers were clearly intelligent, devoted and accomplished in their field. Yasher koach (as always) to R. Behrman for putting this important evening together.

John
May 16, 2018 8:53 pm

BS”D I’m not a denier but “dozens”, I sure hope not, although even one is too many

Extra help is insanely costly
May 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Besides for tuition. Help, therapist and counseling and evaluations are extremely costly. Completely over budgets .

There is a way to get these kids help early
May 16, 2018 7:20 pm

I want to say that if we had more help in Chabad schools for children with emotional and behavioral needs they wouldn’t later need to look to drugs to manage them. We know who these kids are the impulsive ones being diagnosed with ADHD, the anxious ones that worry about everything but can’t tell you their stomach hurts, their hearts are racing, the kids who can’t control their anger and lash out at others. These are also the ones that have suffered sexual abuse and have no one to talk to because they are afraid of rejection. These kids are… Read more »

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