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Legislation would create NJ task force to tackle drug abuse

Legislation to create a task force to tackle New Jersey's growing heroin and prescription drug abuse is being pushed in Trenton.​

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21 bills targeting drug abuse unveiled by NJ lawmakers

After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, State Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbrige) is scheduled to unveil a 21-bill package Wednesday aimed at addressing New Jersey's growing heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.

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Heroin battle: making progress, far from over

Efforts have been made locally and statewide to combat the issue of heroin and opiate abuse in New Jersey, but the fight is far from over.

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Fort Lee police recover $1M in heroin

A traffic stop led Fort Lee police to recover more than $1 million worth of heroin.

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Survey: Parents can do more to stop drug abuse

A new survey suggests New Jersey parents see a link between the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin, but most don't realize the problem can start in their own homes.

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Ocean County wants more help for heroin overdose victims

Narcan has been instrumental in reversing more than 70 heroin overdoses in Ocean County since law enforcement started administering the life-saving nasal spray in April. However, with repeat saves now occurring, its limitations in the war on drugs is becoming apparent.

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Cops: Man sold grandma’s car for heroin

Authorities say a northern New Jersey man stole his grandmother' car from a church parking lot last month and sold it for cash and heroin.

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Deadly drug is like ‘poison in a package’

A deadly synthetic opiate is causing new concern, especially in Ocean County where law enforcement officials are already dealing with a heroin epidemic.

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Should Narcan be sold in drug stores? [Poll]

Police across New Jersey have gotten permission to administer narcan to addicts that have overdosed on heroin, and in Ocean County, the antidote will be available for residents to take home.

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White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

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