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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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Stemming the Tide of Youth Overdoses [AUDIO]

New Jersey has been invited to join in a national project that hopes to eventually erase the consequences of substance abuse and addiction among today's youth. The main goal is to stop the problem before it begins.

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Elderly Hooked on Prescription Pills [AUDIO]

"Addiction Does Not Discriminate" is the slogan for New Jersey's latest campaign against the opiate abuse epidemic, sending the message that no one is immune to this deadly drug problem - not even the state's senior citizens.

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Is Drug Addiction a Disease? [POLL]

There are some topics that just don't make sense no matter how much you try to examine them but you'll never get an answer as to why they are happening.

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Advice for Families Seeking Addiction Treatment [AUDIO]

Seeking out addiction treatment facilities is something few families plan for, but with a heroin epidemic raging in parts of the state, treatment is becoming a difficult decision for more and more people.

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NJ Charter Schools for Kids Battling Addiction [POLL/AUDIO]

The State Senate Education Committee will consider a bill today to create charter schools exclusively and specifically for students fighting addiction.

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Drug Use Increases Among People Over 50 [AUDIO]

We've made a great deal of progress when it comes to drug use among 12 to 17-year-olds in the United States, but it is skyrocketing among those over the age of 50.

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Governor Chris Christie shakes hands with the Women of Integrity House at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, N.J (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie: We Need More Rehab [VIDEO/AUDIO]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, following a visit to the Hudson County jail, has reiterated his support for prison rehabilitation programs.

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Drugs and Alcohol Damaging Tens of Thousands in NJ [AUDIO]

New Jersey is in the process of requiring substance abuse treatment to non-violent offenders, but the state's drug and alcohol problem doesn't stop there.

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Drug Probe Nets Arrests in 3 NJ Counties

Officials today announced the arrests of more than 100 adults stemming from a heroin investigation in Bergen, Mercer and Passaic counties.

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