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How NJ is Tackling Deadly Gender Gap in Heroin and Opioid Crisis

When it comes to the opioid addiction crisis, the difference between men and women is a matter of life and death.

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Trump Takes Christie’s Advice and Declares Addiction Crisis ‘National Emergency’

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the national opioid crisis a "national emergency" after a drug commission led by Gov. Chris Christie called on his administration to do so.

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Lawmakers listen to testimony at a hearing about reorganizing the state's oversight of mental health and addiction services on July 25, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Lawmakers listen to testimony at a hearing about reorganizing the state's oversight of mental health and addiction services on July 25, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Legislature to Block Christie’s Addiction Services Reorganization

The Senate will schedule a vote to prevent Gov. Chris Christie from shifting oversight of addiction and mental-health services to the Department of Health.

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‘F*** you, Opioids’ — Funeral Director’s Very Jersey Response to Deadly Addiction

An East Brunswick funeral director, frustrated with the recent increase in opioid deaths he has to handle, expressed his feelings because he believes funeral homes are on the front lines in the battle against addiction.

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NJ Kids Starting Drugs as Young as 10 — Demand Grows for Youth Treatment

As the opioid painkiller and heroin abuse epidemic continues to swirl in New Jersey, a growing number of youth drug programs are being offered.

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Seton Hall Law School professor John Jacobi testifies at a legislative hearing. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Seton Hall Law School professor John Jacobi testifies at a legislative hearing. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Pushback Against Christie Plan to Reorganize Addiction and Mental Health Care

Lawmakers have a little over a month to decide if they want to block Gov. Chris Christie from reorganizing the state government to change how addiction and mental-health services are provided.

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A.C. Police Recover 628 Bags of Heroin and Arrest Two Thanks to Citizen Tip

People willing to get involved have led to the arrest of two Atlantic City men and helped get 629 bags of heroin off the street.

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Hepatitis C Spreading Among Young Heroin Addicts in NJ

A growing number of Millennials screened for opioid drug use are testing positive for hepatitis C, a disease that left untreated can have very serious consequences.

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Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon talks with EMS officials near the Statehouse. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon talks with EMS officials near the Statehouse. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Next Tool in NJ’s Opioid Overdose Fight Could Be Tracking EMS Data

NJ may start requiring EMS providers to report each encounter with a patient, so officials can track, analyze and improve response to medical emergencies.

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Worried About Taking Pain Pills? NJ Docs Suggest Alternatives

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about New Jersey’s opioid addiction epidemic, and the problems prescription painkillers can cause. But what’s the alternative?

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