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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.

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…