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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.

On September 19th, 2012 there was no longer a lie to believe. I was used to no avail, but fear of sobriety hindered me.

Police said they arrested two Berkeley men on drug charges after seizing more than 43 bricks of heroin, as well as cocaine and cash.

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.

A nasal spray that quickly reverses an overdose from heroin and prescription painkillers is being offered for free to high schools across the country.

Mondays for “Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin” is nonprofit spotlight day where we focus on nonprofit organizations that affect the Jersey Shore.

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