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Health experts, lawmakers and residents agree that New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin epidemic. In an effort to combat the problem, One state lawmaker who is also a practicing physician, is now helping a colleague spearhead an effort to require health insurers to cover pain medications designed to reduce addiction and abuse.

Nine more people have been arrested and four others are wanted on arrest warrants in connection with an ongoing investigation into a massive ring responsible for bringing more than a kilogram of heroin per week into Ocean County, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said Thursday. Those arrested include Toms River man, three people from Seaside…

A Monmouth County father tells about the years he spent battling heroin addiction.

Heroin does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, short or tall, rich or poor, young or old. Once in your veins, the person who you always loved and cared for becomes a stranger.

NJ-based nonprofit HOPE Sheds Light brings awareness on heroin addiction through new video series. TOMS RIVER – HOPE Sheds Light, a Toms River, NJ nonprofit organization that brings awareness on heroin addiction to support healthier families in the community, has launched a new Addiction Education video series, which is housed on HOPE Sheds Light’s YouTube…

LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Another life has been saved with the heroin overdose antidote Narcan. Township police found a 29-year-old man unconscious in the shower about 7:24 p.m. Saturday. Officers John Kelly, Dan Ivancich and Chris Graham administered first aid with the assistance of Stafford Township EMS and used Narcan, also known by its generic…

The Ocean County Board of REALTORS® has picked HOPE Sheds Light as the nonprofit organization that they will support in 2015!
We are so grateful for their support of our cause!

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – HOPE Sheds Light, a nonprofit organization that strives to bring awareness on substance abuse to support healthier families in the community, drew over 350 people to their first ever Celebration of HOPE Walk last month to support those struggling with addiction and their families. “We would like to express our sincerest gratitude…

Join us on May 27th from 5-9pm at Pine Belt Arena

HOPE Sheds Light is sponsoring the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office/DART Coalition of Ocean County event, “Can We Talk – Are You Listening?” on May 27th, 2014 at the Pine Belt Arena from 5pm-9pm.

The event is expected to have over 1,200 attendees, including parents, teachers, children, community leaders and local law enforcement. Those in attendance are encouraged to stop by the HOPE Sheds Light table for a meet and greet.

Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday. He was found with a needle still wedged into his arm, heroin believed to be the culprit.