BMX Pro Tony Hoffman to Speak at County Heroin Summit in Collingswood May 19

Hoffman was a top-ranked BMX rider before he became addicted to OxyContin and Heroin. He's started the Freewheel Project to guide children away from drugs.

Professional BMX rider Tony Hoffman will be the keynote speaker at the Camden County Community Summit that tackles the current heroin problem in the area.

“Heroin, Pills. It All Kills,” takes place at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom on the White Horse Pike and Harrison Avenue in Collingswood, May 19, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hoffman was a top-ranked BMX rider before he became addicted to OxyContin and Heroin. He ultimately ended up in prison, but has been in recovery since 2007 and has returned to competition.

He founded the nonprofit Freewheel Project. He speaks to children and steers them away from drugs.

He will speak at the summit at 7:30 p.m. after a panel of experts engages in a question and answer session with parents.

The event is hosted by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, the Health Department and the Prosecutor’s Office.

Among those invited to attend are:

• Parents

• Middle & High School Kids

• Concerned Citizens

• Physicians

• Nurses

• Pharmacists

• Addiction Treatment Providers

• Social Workers

• Law Enforcement

• Prevention Specialists

• Educators

• Government Officials

For more information and to register, visit camdencounty.com or call 856-216-2119.

Naabt Dotorg April 22, 2014 at 08:11 AM
Help for heroin and painkiller addictions is available in a doctor’s office with the prescription medication buprenorphine. Go to TreatmentMatch.org - a nonprofit organization providing a free and confidential way to find certified doctors who can help. Learn more about bupe at naabt.org


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