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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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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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