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Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day to raise awareness about NJ epidemic

To help combat New Jersey's opiate epidemic, more than 2,000 volunteers will be in each of the state's 21 counties this Thursday to raise awareness about the link between prescription painkillers and heroin abuse rates...

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NJ closer to increasing punishment for producing, pushing powerful pain pill

Penalties for manufacturing or distributing fentanyl in New Jersey would double under a proposal gaining traction after Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday issued an emergency order banning seven knock-off versions of the prescription drug used to treat terminal patients.

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National Recovery Month Announcement
Governor Chris Christie, Former Governor Jim McGreevey and Ocean County recovery client Rich Wilder, participate in a National Recovery Month press conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ heroin addict starting over with help from reentry program

Hooked on heroin as a teenager, Ocean County resident Rich Wilder spent years in and out of prison.

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Socialism: It’s like heroin for the economy. Don’t get hooked!

Dennis Malloy thinks we need to learn from our European cousins about the dangers of socialism.

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Deja Farrior was killed after her car was hit by Chandler Heaviside, who was fleeing police, prosecutors said. (Facebook/Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)
Deja Farrior was killed after her car was hit by Chandler Heaviside, who was fleeing police, prosecutors said. (Facebook/Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)
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Innocent woman killed in high-speed chase of NJ drug suspect

A 22-year-old Trenton woman was killed after a man fleeing police after a drug deal ran a red light.

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Do these signs sound familiar? How to tell you’re an addict (and get help in NJ)

Think you don't have a problem? If any of this sounds like your life, think again.

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NJ woman with recent heroin overdose: ‘I almost died,’ and I want help

We're rooting for her, and hoping to get her some. She called seeking help from members of City of Angels, dedicated to helping those who are suffering with addiction.

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5 arrested, machine gun, heroin and cash seized in NJ drug bust, police say

Police in Ocean County arrested five people and seized more than 6,000 doses of heroin, cash and a sub machine.

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State Police ‘Truck Troops’ credited with seizing drugs worth millions

If you haven't heard of the State Police Mobile Safe Freight Unit, they're credited with making three significant busts in August involving tractor trailers trying to smuggle drugs.

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts _ patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation’s epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room. The study released on June 27, 2016, went a step further _ to see if the take-home antidote idea also could work for patients with chronic pain who may not realize they could accidentally get into trouble with prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and others. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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Minnesota conference will address US opioid epidemic

Law enforcement, health professionals and addiction specialists from around the country will convene in Minnesota next week to talk about ways to address the growing number of deaths from heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids.

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