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
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.
- January 16, 2016
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…
- January 15, 2016
“As if there could possibly be one more reason to never, not ever, not even once take heroin, there’s yet one more: Pesticide.”
- January 13, 2016
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.
- January 12, 2016
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.
- January 12, 2016
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.
- January 7, 2016