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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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Narcan Program Expands South [AUDIO/VIDEO]

As New Jersey's heroin epidemic continues to expand, several South Jersey counties are preparing to implement their own version of the Narcan pilot program.

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Heroin Sweep Nets Drugs, Cash, Guns [AUDIO]

A two-month sweep by about 50 law enforcement agencies in Northern New Jersey has resulted in the arrest of 325 users and dealers, and the seizure of $350,000 to $400,000 worth of heroin, 37 guns and $25,000 in cash.

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Richie Sambora to Perform at NJ Drug Forum

Platinum-selling rock and roll guitarist Richie Sambora is expected to perform a new song at a drug forum in New Jersey.

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Another Drug to Be Worried About [AUDIO]

Heroin isn't the only drug of concern in Ocean County. Though not as widespread, "N-Bomb" or "25i" is similar to LSD and is tremendously dangerous, according to prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave.

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Stopping Dual Drug Abuse Epidemics [AUDIO]

As prescription drug abuse and heroin use continue to shoot through the roof, the New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is out with a series of recommendations about how to address the problems.

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Narcan Kit
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Narcan Saves 6 in Ocean County

Six lives have been saved by police in Ocean County since they began using a heroin overdose antidote this month.

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Union County Bust Yields 20 Arrests, Drugs [AUDIO]

A major, multi-tier drug ring in Union County is dismantled, after 20 arrests were made last weekend as part of nearly a yearlong investigation.

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Official: Narcan Working to Save Overdose Victims

As part of a pilot program, authorities in Ocean County are carrying and using the drug Narcan to treat heroin overdoses and the effort is paying off.

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