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Man gets 10-year sentence for heroin distribution scheme

A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in the Atlantic County area.

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NJ’s growing heroin epidemic, fighting a traffic ticket and more on ‘D&D Today’

Here is what Deminski and Doyle are talking about on today’s show.

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Legislation seeks to reduce drug addiction and overdoses

Health experts, lawmakers and residents agree that New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin epidemic. In an effort to combat the problem, One state lawmaker who is also a practicing physician, is now helping a colleague spearhead an effort to require health insurers to cover pain medications designed to reduce addiction and abuse.

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Heroin Wasteland – Can New Jersey’s addiction epidemic be stopped?

Heroin Wasteland (Part 5 of 5): In the final installment in our exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we learn efforts are being made across the board to promote better understanding about the dangers of heroin, and get effective help for those who become ensnared by the drug.

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Heroin Wasteland – What mothers suffer to save their drug-addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 4 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we we share the stories of two New Jersey mothers who went through numerous trials and tribulations before finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel and saving the lives of their sons.  

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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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Heroin Wasteland – Helping NJ addicts after their lives are saved by Narcan

Heroin Wasteland (Part 2 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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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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Making sure newborns in withdrawal grow up healthy

On Monday, we told you about a unique program helping babies born to New Jersey mothers who used heroin, painkillers or other opioids during pregnancy. Many of the newborns go into withdrawal and must take methadone or morphine, and endure weeks of therapy -- but the potential problems don't stop there.

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Rising price of heroin-overdose antidote worries advocates

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Just as officials across the country are agreeing that it makes sense to hand out an easy-to-administer heroin-overdose antidote to police, families of addicts and drug users themselves, those buying it face a new obstacle. The price of one popular form has doubled in the past year.

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