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Are You Handing Out Prescription Painkillers? [AUDIO]

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds most people who abuse prescription painkillers are getting them for free from friends and relatives, not rogue doctors or the black market.

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(Credit: Feng Yu, ThinkStock)
(Credit: Feng Yu, ThinkStock)
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NJ Cracks Down on Prescription Drug Abuse [AUDIO]

With the problem of prescription painkiller abuse continuing to get worse, New Jersey officials are adding new high-tech safeguards to prescription blanks used by doctors, so they can't be copied or forged.

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Targeting Doctors Who Over-Prescribe [AUDIO]

We may soon see the mug shots of more doctors and pharmacists, as Ocean County law enforcement continues its battle against drug overdose deaths.

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Darren McCollester, Getty Images
Darren McCollester, Getty Images
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How Can We Stop Prescription Drug Abuse in NJ? [AUDIO]

Despite all the attention and publicity about prescription drug abuse in recent years, the problem continues to get worse in New Jersey and across the nation.

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Flickr User Magic Madzik
Flickr User Magic Madzik
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NJ Lawmaker: Something Must Be Done About Our Drug Epidemic

New Jersey lawmakers are mulling legislative options that could help crack down on the state's prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Flickr User Charles Williams
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NJ Teens Engaging in Pill Popping Party Game [AUDIO]

There is a prescription drug abuse epidemic among young people in New Jersey and it shows no signs of letting up.

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Can We Talk Forum at Toms River's Pine Belt Arena (Photo by Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
Can We Talk Forum at Toms River's Pine Belt Arena (Photo by Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
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Ocean County Forum Addresses Heroin Epidemic [AUDIO]

Ocean County is pushing education as a weapon against its heroin epidemic, drawing close to 1,000 students and parents for a forum about the drug's dangers.

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Flickr User Charles Williams
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Tackling NJ’s Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic [AUDIO]

To deal with the growing prescription drug and heroin abuse problem in New Jersey, the State Senate Health Committee heard from experts in the field of substance abuse and addiction about the state's efforts to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid addiction.

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Flickr User Charles Williams
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Prescription Drug Abuse Woes in New Jersey [AUDIO]

A new report finds New Jersey has fewer drug overdose deaths than most other states, but prescription drug abuse is still a major problem.

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Heroin
Flickr User CGehlen
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NJ Heroin Problem Getting Worse [AUDIO]

For the third time this year, officials in Camden have confirmed a cluster of heroin overdoses, from an unusually potent batch of the drug. 

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