drug abuse

Why isn't there more accountability for Narcan users?
I've talked about the heroin and drug crisis many times on the show. It's something that we have to have an honest conversation about. We need more accountability against those who are users. Toms River Police are doing what they can to change that narrative.
Making sure newborns in withdrawal grow up healthy
On Monday, we told you about a unique program helping babies born to New Jersey mothers who used heroin, painkillers or other opioids during pregnancy. Many of the newborns go into withdrawal and must take methadone or morphine, and endure weeks of therapy -- but the potential problems don't st…
NJ looking to give addicts the information they need
Health experts have said drug addiction, particularly heroin addiction, is an epidemic in New Jersey's cities, suburbs and rural areas. To help address the crisis, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Ocean) has introduced a bill that would require the state's substance abuse treatment facil…
Christie gives personal story at addiction summit
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie got personal at a summit on addiction on Tuesday, highlighting the disease's disregard for race, class and education distinctions with a story about a law school classmate who had a family and successful career but became addicted to alcohol a…
White House outlines 2014 drug control policy
Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

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