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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talks with New Hope Baptist Church pastor Joe Carter during a summit talking about drug addiction, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," focused on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. Christie has labeled the so-called "war on drugs" a failure. He has called for people to put aside politics and have a frank conversation about drug addiction and incarceration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talks with New Hope Baptist Church pastor Joe Carter during a summit talking about drug addiction, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," focused on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. Christie has labeled the so-called "war on drugs" a failure. He has called for people to put aside politics and have a frank conversation about drug addiction and incarceration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie gives personal story at addiction summit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie got personal at a summit on addiction on Tuesday, highlighting the disease's disregard for race, class and education distinctions with a story about a law school classmate who had a family and successful career but became addicted to alcohol and painkillers and died recently.

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Legislation would create NJ task force to tackle drug abuse

Legislation to create a task force to tackle New Jersey's growing heroin and prescription drug abuse is being pushed in Trenton.​

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Ocean County wants more help for heroin overdose victims

Narcan has been instrumental in reversing more than 70 heroin overdoses in Ocean County since law enforcement started administering the life-saving nasal spray in April. However, with repeat saves now occurring, its limitations in the war on drugs is becoming apparent.

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White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Haddon Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Haddon Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie campaigns to make drug abuse his issue

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- On no one's early list of issues likely to headline the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is the nation's "war on drugs."

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Feds seek ways to expand use of addiction drug

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's top drug abuse experts are struggling to find ways to expand use of a medicine that is considered the best therapy for treating heroin and painkiller addiction.

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Bill Passed to Fight Rising Heroin Use

Due to rising heroin use in New Jersey, a bill has been passed that will strengthen penalties for those convicted.

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Report Takes on NJ’s Heroin, Pill Problem

A state panel is offering recommendations on how to combat New Jersey's burgeoning heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.

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Oreos Could be as Addictive as Cocaine
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One D&D Caller Debunks Study That Oreos Are as Addictive as Cocaine [AUDIO]

Who would have ever thought Oreos were just as addictive as cocaine.

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NJ Heroin Problem Getting Worse [AUDIO]

For the third time this year, officials in Camden have confirmed a cluster of heroin overdoses, from an unusually potent batch of the drug. 

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