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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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Heroin
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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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Operation Dismayed (NJ OAG)
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15 Accused of Roles in Multistate Heroin Ring

Fifteen people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a heroin supply network that authorities say distributed millions of dollars' worth of the drug to dealers throughout the Northeast.

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Prescription Drugs
Flickr User Charles Williams
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Prescription Medication and Drug Abuse in NJ – What You Should Know [AUDIO]

Jim spoke about this topic at great length yesterday (7/11). It started out as a discussion on the drug problem in NJ and morphed into a "what you need to know" segment regarding prescription medication.

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(Flickr photo via via eric c bryan)
(Flickr photo via Eric C Bryan)
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NJ Can Better Monitor Prescription Pill Use

Following yesterday’s report by the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) on its findings about prescription drugs and heroin abuse in New Jersey, Assembly Republicans Mary Pat Angelini and Dave Wolfe reiterated their call for consideration of a bill they introduced on June 10 that seeks to curb such abuses by revising provisions of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

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Prescription Drugs
Flickr User Charles Williams
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Overdose Deaths Spikes Among Middle-Aged Women

Middle-aged women account for the fastest-growing share of overdose deaths in the U.S., and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.

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Flickr User Kadluba
Flickr User Kadluba
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Party Drug “Molly” Present In NJ [AUDIO]

Have you heard of molly? Molly is the nickname for the purest form of MDMA or ecstasy.

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NJ Targets Illegal Steroid Use Among Cops And Firefighters

A bill designed to crackdown on illegal steroid abuse in New Jersey's law enforcement and firefighting communities has been approved by a Senate panel, moving it one step closer to final legislative approval. The Assembly sponsors are Herb Conaway, John McKeon, Ruben Ramos, and Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

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Pills
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Federal Survey Produces Mixed Findings on Drug Abuse

Federal officials see some improvement in national substance abuse trends, but also some concerns.

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