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A Virtual Conference for All Professionals Supporting Those Impacted by Addiction


JUNE 18. 2020

On-Demand Registration Still Open!

Recorded live on June 18, this year's event brought the same inspiring content, education, networking, and workforce development surrounding substance misuse delivered in a unique online environment!

Thank You to All Who Joined Us

Don't forget—All workshop sessions were recorded and are available on demand until December 31. Earn and claim your renewal credits!

Missed the Live Conference?

It's not too late—Join fellow addiction professionals and register today for on-demand conference access*. Participate in recorded workshop sessions and earn renewal credits that can count towards Addiction and/or Social Work.

Update for NJ Social Workers

NJ social workers—You can now earn up to 15 continuing education credits approved by the CE Approval Collaborative!

Need Assistance?

If you need post-conference information or assistance please contact NJPN

Earn Renewal Credits

Earn Addiction and/or Social Work credits by participating in conference workshops on-demand through December 31, 2020


GCADA, HTS, Peer, and Tobacco Scholarships Are Available for On-Demand sessions


All Live Events and Sessions Are Open to Registered Attendees and Can Be Watched and Replayed Anytime*

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit Sponsor and  Exhibitor virtual booths to view unique services and download unlimited resources 


Winners Have Been Posted!

Prizes Included a Chromebook, iPad, Kindle, Amazon Gift Cards and More!

*On-demand content from the Virtual Conference will be available for replay until December 31, 2020. Every session from the live conference has been recorded and is open for on-demand viewing to ALL registered participants. Earn up to 17 addiction and up to 15 social work credits.


Program Book

Access, flip through, and download the conference program book that accompanied the live conference. 

Virtual Experience

The Virtual Experience

NJPN is excited to offer our first-ever virtual conference in a fun and interactive digital setting from the safety of your home or workplace! No matter where you are, the experience will simulate an in-person conference venue, complete with recorded workshops and resource areas you can enter at any point until December 31.

  • Enjoy watching recorded presentations in the Theater

  • View Sponsors and Exhibitors in virtual booths and download unlimited resources

  • Access the Resource area to collect and save documents in your virtual conference bag

  • Network with other attendees in the Lounge

  • See who earned Badges for prizes

  • Get assistance anytime in the Help Center

2020 Virtual Conference Lobby Example

On-Demand Streaming

All Events and Sessions Are Open to Registered Attendees and Can Be Watched and Replayed From June 18 – December 31, 2020

Need Assistance?

If you need post-conference information or assistance, please contact NJPN—

Earn Renewal Credits

Earn Addiction and/or Social Work credits by participating in conference workshops on-demand through December 31

Helpful Links

Be sure your system is prepared! Below are a few helpful links for connectivity to the conference.


Join fellow addiction professionals and register for on-demand access to NJPN's Virtual 20th Annual Addiction Conference.


2020 Vision: Focus on Addiction brings together national and state addiction experts addressing the latest research and strategies related to the addiction field. Check back periodically for updates to our speakers list.

Keynote Speaker

Gary Mendell

Founder, Chairman & CEO



Tony Hoffman

Founder, Executive Director

The Freewheel Project

Power Session

Thought Leader

David Kessler

Founder of

Steven Drzewoszewski

Steven Drzewoszewski

Director of Addiction Services

Hackensack Meridian Health

Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D./Ph.D.

Melissa J. Westendorf, J.D./Ph.D.

Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider

Technology Wellness Center

   Jonah C. Cunningham

Jonah C. Cunningham

Government Relations Manager

Trust for America's Health

Danna Markson, LCSW

Danna Markson, LCSW

Founder & Director

Mindsoother Therapy Center

Dr. Joe Smyser

Dr. Joe Smyser

Chief Executive Officer

Public Good Projects (PGP)

Dr. Gayathri J. Dowling

Dr. Gayathri J. Dowling

Director, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Project

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard