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Police Confiscate 230 Kilos Of Cocaine At Hamburg Port
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Jimmy ‘Round Boy’ Graham ‘Stands Up 2 Addiction’ with charity to help families

“Jimmy Roundboy” Graham, makes others laugh while deep inside, his heart breaks for those who battle addiction. The Pitman comedian's 2 sons are substance abusers and their journey has forced Graham to take matters into his own hands...

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The financial cost of drug abuse

Substance abuse is emotionally devastating for loved ones, and the the financial cost can also be extreme.

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Caller discusses her heartbreaking attempt to break addiction

I received a call last night that really puts the fight against drug addiction in perspective.

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City of Angels founder: ‘We help people get help’ with addiction (Listen)

City of Angels founder Kevin Meara called in to the Steve Trevelise to discuss a recent rally to promote the battle against drug addiction.

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Shedding light on addiction in Ocean County

It's an oft-repeated mantra, but addiction affects more than just the users it entraps. Addicts' families can also be torn apart. Helping them understand the problem is the goal of a charity walk this coming Saturday in Seaside Heights, and the mission of the organization behind the event.

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Gov. Chris Christie marks the one-year anniversary of the Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. (Office of Gov. Chris Christie/YouTube)
Gov. Chris Christie marks the one-year anniversary of the Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. (Office of Gov. Chris Christie/YouTube)
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Chris Christie: drug addiction is ‘a disease, not a moral failing’

On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. He also said the state will expand re-entry programs for drug offenders coming back into society.

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Comedian Jimmy Graham: My kids are addicts and I’m fighting back

Steve Trevelise says: Jimmy ‘Roundboy” Graham is both my good friend and a comedian from Pittman with whom I've shared the stage for several comedy shows. Now, he’s dealing with the tragedy of his son, Shea, who has gotten hooked on heroin as the result of pain killers.

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Heroin Wasteland – New Jersey’s drug addiction epidemic rages on

In part one of a five-part series on New Jersey’s heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of drug use in the Garden State and what programs are being employed to combat the situation.

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Is prescription drug addiction on the rise?

A new poll finds nine in 10 New Jersey residents think doctors should be required to tell patients about addiction risks in the drugs they prescribe, thinking along the same lines as a coalition of drug abuse, treatment and prevention experts who believe patients should receive more information regarding those medications.

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NJ court sides with mom who gave birth while on methadone

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's Supreme Court says a woman can't be considered to have abused and neglected her child because the infant was born with symptoms of methadone withdrawal.

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