New Jersey is getting $1 million from the federal government to expand heroin and opiad treatment.
- March 12, 2016
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.
- March 2, 2016
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.
- February 8, 2016
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.
- February 7, 2016
On September 19th, 2012 there was no longer a lie to believe. I was used to no avail, but fear of sobriety hindered me.
- February 5, 2016
Police said they arrested two Berkeley men on drug charges after seizing more than 43 bricks of heroin, as well as cocaine and cash.
- February 3, 2016
President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1 will include $1.1 billion over two years for treatment and prevention of addiction to heroin and prescription opioids.
- February 2, 2016
A nasal spray that quickly reverses an overdose from heroin and prescription painkillers is being offered for free to high schools across the country.
- January 25, 2016
Mondays for “Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin” is nonprofit spotlight day where we focus on nonprofit organizations that affect the Jersey Shore.
- January 18, 2016
As the rate of heroin addiction surges, police and drug abuse treatment experts are hoping to alert more people that a drug that can save the life of a person suffering a heroin overdose is available without prescription at all CVS drug stores.
- January 17, 2016