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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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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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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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Ocean Co. continues Narcan spray success

The opiate antidote Narcan continues to help authorities revive heroin overdose victims in Ocean County, where the drug problem has become an 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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Helping NJ Heroin Overdose Victims [AUDIO]

A pilot program, currently operating in Ocean and Monmouth counties, that calls for police officers to carry and administer the drug Narcan to heroin overdose victims has been so successful in saving lives that it's being expanded across the Garden State.

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NJ to Expand Anti-Overdose Pilot

Gov. Chris Christie will announce the statewide expansion Tuesday of a program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse a heroin overdose.

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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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Narcan Distributed to Police Departments [AUDIO/VIDEO]

Months after it was first announced, police departments throughout Monmouth County are beginning to supply officers with the heroin overdose antidote drug nalaxone, also known as Narcan.

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Narcan Program a Success, But Not Long Term [AUDIO]

Ocean County's Narcan pilot program has reversed 16 overdoses so far, and while it's being considered a success by the prosecutor, it's not a long term solution.

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