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Vermont Battles With Deadly Heroin Epidemic
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Ocean County cops teach parents warning signs of heroin abuse

The free event will be Oct. 18 at Jackson Liberty High School.

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Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day to raise awareness about NJ epidemic

To help combat New Jersey's opiate epidemic, more than 2,000 volunteers will be in each of the state's 21 counties this Thursday to raise awareness about the link between prescription painkillers and heroin abuse rates...

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NJ closer to increasing punishment for producing, pushing powerful pain pill

Penalties for manufacturing or distributing fentanyl in New Jersey would double under a proposal gaining traction after Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday issued an emergency order banning seven knock-off versions of the prescription drug used to treat terminal patients.

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National Recovery Month Announcement
Governor Chris Christie, Former Governor Jim McGreevey and Ocean County recovery client Rich Wilder, participate in a National Recovery Month press conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ heroin addict starting over with help from reentry program

Hooked on heroin as a teenager, Ocean County resident Rich Wilder spent years in and out of prison.

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NJ residents getting rid of their unwanted medications by the ton

Nearly 200 drop boxes dot the Garden State, mostly inside police stations.

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NJ university hopes lock boxes for students will be key in fighting drug abuse

Stockton University in Galloway Township is working to stem drug misuse by offering resident students lock boxes for their medicines.

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Deja Farrior was killed after her car was hit by Chandler Heaviside, who was fleeing police, prosecutors said. (Facebook/Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)
Deja Farrior was killed after her car was hit by Chandler Heaviside, who was fleeing police, prosecutors said. (Facebook/Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)
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Family of innocent NJ woman killed in drug-suspect chase also blames cops

Deja Farrior was turning left at a Hamilton intersection when she was struck by Chandler Heaviside, 22, who State Police say was fleeing police from a drug transaction in Trenton.

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Getting focused, getting high: NJ sees spike in abuse of this type of drug

Amid an opioid and heroin epidemic, doctors and drug experts in the state are concerned about a new trend involving the abuse of stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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Deja Farrior was killed after her car was hit by Chandler Heaviside, who was fleeing police, prosecutors said. (Facebook/Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)
Deja Farrior was killed after her car was hit by Chandler Heaviside, who was fleeing police, prosecutors said. (Facebook/Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)
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Innocent woman killed in high-speed chase of NJ drug suspect

A 22-year-old Trenton woman was killed after a man fleeing police after a drug deal ran a red light.

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NJ residents to gather at 11 locations Wednesday to highlight overdose deaths

Every Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Memorial walks, moments of silence and candlelight vigils will dot the globe from Canada to New Zealand.

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