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Addiction in New Jersey: I have no f—ing hope left

The sense of desperation around everything we're doing wrong is overwhelming.

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Opioid abusers — Lock them up, or get them help?

A new poll about this issue finds New Jerseyans have strong feelings that might surprise you.

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Addiction is a disease — Why this addict is absolutely sure

But I want to be clear about this: Heroin addicts who won’t admit the role they played in their own misfortune will not succeed in recovery.

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How to use Narcan — Learn in 3 minutes

New Jersey residents can purchase naloxone — the opioid antidote better known by the brand name Narcan — without a prescription at any pharmacy.

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From video by Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media
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Rehab, jail and hard truths: What addicts say we don’t understand

Vince, Erik and Brian are on their way to recovery — with help. They also know well the way the systems meant to help them fall short, but with change could bring more addicts back from the brink.

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Marijuana vs. opioids — One is illegal, the other is killing us

In this edition of "Heroin Uncut," Jay explores the inconsistencies in our drug policy — and why deadly opioids are so much easier to get than pot.

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Taking note on addiction — hard lessons learned by NJ journalists

Everyone's talking about the opioid crisis — because it's everywhere. But too few of those making the important decisions and trying to bring light to the problem really understand it.

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Industry pushes back as NJ tries to crack down on crooked doctors

A hearing is held on a proposal to further limit compensation from drug companies

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Carter Stone, 32, died of a drug overdose on Sept. 26 in his Ventnor City home. (Photo provided by Wendy Galbraith)
Carter Stone, 32, died of a drug overdose on Sept. 26 in his Ventnor City home. (Photo provided by Wendy Galbraith)
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Carter Stone was ‘better than the addiction’ — but it killed him anyway

For a special episode of Heroin Uncut, we speak to Wendy Galbraith about the addiction that consumed her son — even as he seemed to be escaping its grasp.

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NJ calls on animal doctors to help fight human addiction crisis

Responding to a growing number of individuals using their pets in an attempt to obtain and abuse pain pills, Attorney General Christopher Porrino on Tuesday announced stricter guidelines for veterinarians and the prescriptions they write.

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