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
A Lakehurst man was charged with heroin possession and distribution after police found 122 doses of heroin in his Maple Street home after an investigation, police said.
- January 7, 2016
Summit Oaks Hospital is now offering inpatient detox with value options available. No pre-certification is required.
- January 6, 2016
Three shaky months into recovery from heroin addiction, Dariya Pankova found something to ease her withdrawal. A local nonalcoholic bar sold a brewed beverage that soothed her brain and body much as narcotics had. A perfect solution — before it backfired.
- January 2, 2016
Dismay, bewilderment, rationalization — the emotions expressed by Twitter users in New Jersey when sounding off on social media about heroin were vast.
- December 9, 2015
Record numbers of reformers gathered in Washington, DC, recently to explore ways to extend their growing influence far beyond drugs.
- November 29, 2015
United States military operations in Afghanistan, now in their 15th year, are routinely described as America’s longest war. For overseas combat, that is true. But nothing tops the domestic “war on drugs” that an American president declared more than four decades ago.
- November 22, 2015
New Jersey has among the highest rates of drug overdose deaths among young adult men and teens, according to a new report.
- November 20, 2015
When Courtney Griffin was using heroin, she lied, disappeared, and stole from her parents to support her $400-a-day habit. Her family paid her debts, never filed a police report and kept her addiction secret — until she was found dead last year of an overdose. At Courtney’s funeral, they decided to acknowledge the reality that…
- October 30, 2015