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“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.

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.

Summit Oaks Hospital is now offering inpatient detox with value options available. No pre-certification is required.

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.

Dismay, bewilderment, rationalization — the emotions expressed by Twitter users in New Jersey when sounding off on social media about heroin were vast.

Record numbers of reformers gathered in Washington, DC, recently to explore ways to extend their growing influence far beyond drugs.

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.