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Steve Drzewoszewski, Intensive Outpatient Coordinator at the Carrier Clinic. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Steve Drzewoszewski, Intensive Outpatient Coordinator at the Carrier Clinic. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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What happens when drug treatment ends?

In Part 4 of our week-long series on New Jersey's heroin epidemic, we examine drug treatment programs and their effectiveness, and what happens after treatment.

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NJ man beats the odds, kicks his heroin addiction

Two years ago, 25-year-old Vinnie S. had no concerns about dying. The former drug addict's primary goal was to "feel nothing" as he continued to feed his heroin habit. A lot has changed in his life since that very dark time.

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Narcan’s impact on New Jersey’s heroin epidemic

In Part 2 of a week-long series on New Jersey's heroin epidemic, we take a look at the heroin antidote Narcan, how's it's being used by law enforcement and emergency medical personnel in the state, and it's impact on the growing drug problem.

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Heroin use continues to rise in New Jersey

In part one of a five-part series on new Jersey's heroin epidemic, we examine the growing problem of drug use in the Garden State and what is being done to combat the situation.

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Heroin pill circulating in New Jersey

The New Jersey State Police are warning of a pill version of heroin popping up in South Jersey, especially in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

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NJ hospitals handling more heroin overdose victims

As New Jersey's heroin epidemic continues to grow, hospital emergency rooms throughout the state are treating a growing number of overdose victims.

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Operation Silver Bullet
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8 charged following raids on alleged NJ heroin mills

Eight people were arrested after two alleged high-volume heroin mills were shuttered by authorities in northern New Jersey.

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NJ authorities take down heroin ring

NJ authorities take down heroin ring

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talks with New Hope Baptist Church pastor Joe Carter during a summit talking about drug addiction, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," focused on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. Christie has labeled the so-called "war on drugs" a failure. He has called for people to put aside politics and have a frank conversation about drug addiction and incarceration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talks with New Hope Baptist Church pastor Joe Carter during a summit talking about drug addiction, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," focused on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. Christie has labeled the so-called "war on drugs" a failure. He has called for people to put aside politics and have a frank conversation about drug addiction and incarceration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie gives personal story at addiction summit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie got personal at a summit on addiction on Tuesday, highlighting the disease's disregard for race, class and education distinctions with a story about a law school classmate who had a family and successful career but became addicted to alcohol and painkillers and died recently.

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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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