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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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Treatment options for drug-addicted teens [AUDIO]

In part five of our series “Drugs and Our Kids,” we discuss what treatment options are available for teens who are struggling with substance abuse. All this week we have been examining the issue, look for answers about why the drug epidemic has exploded in New Jersey, and discuss what can be done to reverse the trend.

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Getting help when your child has a drug problem [AUDIO]

When Garden State parents discover their son or daughter has a substance abuse problem, what happens next?

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Could your child be on drugs? [AUDIO]

How do you know if your child is using dangerous drugs like heroin? There are several warning signs that parents and loved ones can look for, and identifying them early is important.

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A warning to parents of NJ teens [AUDIO]

Despite aggressive, ongoing efforts to warn New Jersey teens and their parents about the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin use, an increasing number of our kids are getting hooked on heroin, and many are overdosing on the dangerous drugs, in some cases, fatally.

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Bill Passed to Fight Rising Heroin Use

Due to rising heroin use in New Jersey, a bill has been passed that will strengthen penalties for those convicted.

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