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The financial cost of drug abuse

Substance abuse is emotionally devastating for loved ones, and the the financial cost can also be extreme.

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Jared Corona, 27, overdosed on heroin in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. (Photo provided by the Corona family)
Jared Corona, 27, overdosed on heroin in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. (Photo provided by the Corona family)
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Heroin epidemic highlighted in addicts’ obituaries

Obituaries don't usually go into detail about the manner of death, but more families are doing the opposite in order to shine a light on the growing heroin epidemic in New Jersey.

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Obama to announce plans to fight heroin use

President Barack Obama will take steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment as part of an effort to help communities battling the scourge of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

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New Jersey county offers more help in drug overdose cases

After using a drug to reverse opiate overdoses hundreds of times, police in New Jersey have discovered another problem: The people they save often cannot get into treatment programs right away and some go right back to their life-threatening habits.

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Looking to Narcan as a life-saver? Here’s what it won’t do

Narcan can save lives. But heroin addicts and loved ones misinformed about its use and potential could be in danger.

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Shedding light on addiction in Ocean County

It's an oft-repeated mantra, but addiction affects more than just the users it entraps. Addicts' families can also be torn apart. Helping them understand the problem is the goal of a charity walk this coming Saturday in Seaside Heights, and the mission of the organization behind the event.

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Even Narcan might not save you from new, more deadly heroin

Authorities in Jersey say a batch of heroin stamped “Mega Million” has caused several fatal overdoses.

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Project expanding statewide

A lifesaving drug program is set to expand across New Jersey.

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Heroin epidemic puts pressure on schools to get antidote

The heroin epidemic that has been taking the lives of teenagers for years is creeping into even younger age groups and putting pressure on the nation's schools to keep a fast-acting overdose antidote within reach of every nurse and teacher.

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NJ health care competitors work together to fight heroin epidemic

Recognizing they can be part of the solution to curbing the heroin epidemic, health care competitors at the Jersey Shore have been working together with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office to offer additional treatment for addicts at no cost.

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