What: Tools for Teens program: addiction
When: Thursday Sept. 24, 6 p.m.
Where: Toms River branch
CONTACT: Larry Meegan, 732-349-6200, ext. 5906
Library to examine teen addiction and anger links
TOMS RIVER – Frances Miceli will present a workshop that explores the links that tie adolescents, anger and addiction together at the Toms River library branch (101 Washington Street) Thursday Sept. 24. Sign in for the program starts at 5:30 p.m. and the workshop begins promptly at 6 p.m.
The workshop will focus on the risk factors that trigger anger as a response to conflict and addiction as a response when teens lack the life skills to adequately deal with a problem.
In addition, teens from New Hope Foundation and in a recovery program will discuss their personal experiences with addiction.
Miceli is a retired counselor with more than 30 years experience with the state Department of Human Services in the Division of Addiction Services. She was also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University for 14 years where she taught four graduate courses required for the Substance Awareness Coordinator Certificate.
She is currently on the faculty of the Summer School of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University and teaches continuing education courses for the Rutgers School of Social Work and at Bookdale Community College.
She has a limited private practice where she focuses on life transitions and recovery coaching, facilitates drunk driving educational and support groups, and designs and implements training workshop to meet individual agencies and school district needs.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register go to the Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call (732) 349-6200.