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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.

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.

A 46-year-old Lanoka Harbor woman was caught in a township retirement community with more than 1,000 decks of heroin and 15 vials of crack cocaine, authorities said.

Part of keeping people healthy is getting them healthy in the first place. In Toms River, that means working together with community leaders on a plan for public health improvement. Toms River Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher, working in conjunction with the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, the applicant organization, has applied for a grant from…

“As if there could possibly be one more reason to never, not ever, not even once take heroin, there’s yet one more: Pesticide.”

Gov. Chris Christie announced sweeping action to address New Jersey’s heroin crisis Tuesday, pledging $100 million toward mental health and substance abuse and proposing to reopen a state prison as a state-run rehabilitation facility for inmates.

New Jersey State Police Capt. Juan Colon has a new and unlikely ally in the state’s war on heroin. He is teaming with a recovering addict-turned-drug counselor to go beyond the task of tracing the deadly poison from the Colombian poppy fields to the drug-dealer stamped packet found on the bodies of overdose victims.

As we begin a new year, an old and all-too familiar problem continues to haunt many individuals and families – New Jersey’s heroin epidemic.

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