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Macklemore and President Obama talked about drug addiction during the president’s weekly address.

In a state where heroin addiction claims two lives a day, it would have been easy to overlook the death of accomplished local musician Justin P. Thouret.

The FBI is traveling to different high schools across the Garden State.

A North Carolina man has been charged in what authorities say is a record seizure of heroin in Salem County.

In order to further HOPE Sheds Light’s mission of spreading hope for recovery to our community, co-founders Steve Willis and Arvo Prima have become certified Recovery Coaches.

The state attorney general’s office will look into the soaring retail price of the heroin overdose antidote Narcan, acting Attorney General Robert Lougy told NJ Advance Media on Monday.

New Jersey is getting $1 million from the federal government to expand heroin and opiad treatment.

Almost one million American physicians can write a prescription for an opioid painkiller like Vicodin and OxyContin — one pathway to opioid addiction. But, because of regulatory hurdles and other factors, fewer than 32,000 doctors are permitted to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication to treat such addiction.

Through the Opioid Overdose Prevention Project, eligible participants can receive a free Narcan Kit and training as well as a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment to distribute to any person in need. Programs are available at JSAS Healthcare and throughout the state.

Tara Lawley-Bergey’s brother, Derik, died of an overdose nine months ago. Derik, 25, a father of a young girl, battled addiction for years. In this heartfelt essay, Tara describes what it’s like to watch someone you love struggle and die from addiction.