Bon Jovi Guitarist to Perform at Drug Forum

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Richie Sambora poses for photos at the after party to the Citi sponsored Duran Duran "Red Carpet Massacre" on Broadway at the Gramercy Park Hotel roof top on November 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    Platinum-selling rock and roll guitarist Richie Sambora is expected to perform a new song at a drug forum in New Jersey.

    The event is aimed at raising awareness about heroin and prescription painkiller abuse in southern New Jersey.
     
    Sambora has appeared at the beginning of a video on the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office website aimed at drug addiction. He also signed autographs at the end of a similar forum in December.
     
    Sambora is on leave from Bon Jovi and has acknowledged previous substance abuse problems. He grew up in northern New Jersey and once owned a home near the Jersey shore.
     
    Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says Sambora's participation at the May 27 forum in Toms River will help the office reach a far greater audience.