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The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media)
The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media)
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Christie signs new addiction, lead and lottery delivery laws — NJ Decoded

Gov. Chris Christie signed 14 bills into law Monday and vetoed five others.

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A large crowd, including EMTs from West New York, watches as the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee considers opioid addiction legislation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
A large crowd, including EMTs from West New York, watches as the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee considers opioid addiction legislation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie’s plan to limit initial opioid prescriptions to 5 days moves forward — despite concerns

the bill requires health insurance coverage for substance-abuse programs, including residential treatment centers.

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Gov. Chris Christie joins Eric Scott For Ask the Governor Dec. 22, 2016 (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
Gov. Chris Christie joins Eric Scott For Ask the Governor Dec. 22, 2016 (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
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Christie: New addiction services proposals coming in January

Addiction-related issues will be among Gov. Chris Christie’s two or three biggest priorities in his final year as governor.

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Do these signs sound familiar? How to tell you’re an addict (and get help in NJ)

Think you don't have a problem? If any of this sounds like your life, think again.

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Photo Credit: John Posada
Photo Credit: John Posada
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Rock the Farm Festival: Your complete event guide

Rock the Farm takes place on Saturday August 27 at Brookdale Community College. It's going to be a great day of fun, food and music to benefit an amazing cause. What type of fun events will be there? What type of food will be available? What artists will be performing and when? Here's your complete guide to the event!

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Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles (Roel Smart, ThinkStock)
Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles Roel Smart, ThinkStock
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Senate approves bipartisan bill bolstering anti-drug efforts

The Senate paused Thursday from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approved election-year legislation reinforcing government efforts against heroin and the abuse of opioid painkillers.

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Artie Lange, Jimmy Graham, Steve Trevelise and Tim Grill ‘stand up’ to addiction

These four comedians took to the stage to raise money that will support families with loved ones struggling from addiction.

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Jared Corona, 27, overdosed on heroin in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. (Photo provided by the Corona family)
Jared Corona, 27, overdosed on heroin in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. (Photo provided by the Corona family)
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Heroin epidemic highlighted in addicts’ obituaries

Obituaries don't usually go into detail about the manner of death, but more families are doing the opposite in order to shine a light on the growing heroin epidemic in New Jersey.

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Newark addiction center, business community plan annual 5K

This Wednesday, Oct. 7, an annual event dating back 25 years returns to New Jersey's largest city, highlighting a Newark-based organization that has been meeting the needs of those affected by addiction since 1968.

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People pay their respects, at a makeshift  memorial in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, outside the home where the 80s TV series Mork & Mindy, starring Robin Williams, was set.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
People pay their respects, at a makeshift memorial in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, outside the home where the 80s TV series Mork & Mindy, starring Robin Williams, was set. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Addiction: ‘It lays in wait,’ Robin Williams said of his lifelong fight

NEW YORK (AP) -- Addiction seemed to stalk Robin Williams, tempting him when he was weak and taunting him when he least expected it.

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