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Hosting an open house? Lock up your valuables — and Vicodin

New Jersey’s opioid epidemic is so severe that its top law enforcement official is enlisting real estate agents in the fight.

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Recovering addicts helping current users turn the tide to a healthier life

The Mental Health Association of New Jersey in Ocean County unveils a recovery peer outreach support team to try and help addicts over 18-year of age turn the tide to a healthier life.

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One year after son’s death, NJ couple heads thriving anti-opioid group

Last Easter morning, Bill and Tammy Schmincke found their son Steven, who had struggled with opiate addiction for the past four years, unresponsive in their home. They do not want their son's story to be swept under the rug.

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NJ State Senator Robert Singer (R-30) (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
NJ State Senator Robert Singer (R-30) (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Shore NJ-Senator Robert Singer addresses key issues on ‘Ask The Senator’

Nearly five years post Superstorm Sandy, an ever-changing roller coaster of concern across party lines, a growing opioid and heroin epidemic, and easing the burden of higher education costs and more were discussed by New Jersey Senator Robert Singer (30th District) on 'Ask The Senator'.

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Even if you survive overdose, heroin abuse can cause these other injuries

But overdosing can also lead to a variety of injuries and conditions affect you for the rest of your life

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Daryel Rawls (Ocean Co. Dept. of Corrections)
Daryel Rawls (Ocean Co. Dept. of Corrections)
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Alleged Lakewood drug ring leader convicted – now, where is he?

More than six years after his arrest, with a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling in the interim, the alleged leader of a narcotics ring from Lakewood is convicted - and Daryel Rawls is a fugitive.

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Helping NJ prison inmates overcome substance abuse addition

A new program to help inmates overcome substance abuse addictions will begin at a refurbished Mid State Correctional facility this spring.

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NYC Pharmacies Begins Selling Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Over The Counter
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Acme pharmacies in NJ join fight against opioid epidemic with Narcan sales

Pharmacies including Walgreens and CVS already selling naloxone for opioid overdoses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Auto deals — or drug deals? Heroin bust at Elizabeth dealership

Yair Gutierrez, 43, of Linden, and Alexander Garcia, 44, of Westfield, were arrested this week after a two-month investigation.

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Million-dollar heroin stash seized in Manchester

Seizure of what New Jersey State Police describe as a heroin supply worth more thatn $1,000,000 in Manchester results in possession and distribution-related charges for a township man.

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Representatives Tom MacArthur and Annie Kuster. (courtesy Kate Pudwill)
Representatives Tom MacArthur and Annie Kuster. (courtesy Kate Pudwill)
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MacArthur urges funding for federal heroin-abuse prevention laws

Federal lawmakers, concerned over soaring numbers of heroin overdose cases and prescription drug abusers, ushered in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and 21st Century Cures Act with great fanfare. Now, says shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3), it's time to secure the money to support them.

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. More than 28,000 Americans died from overdosing on opiates in 2014, a record high for the nation. That’s 78 people per day, a number that doesn’t include the millions of family members, first responders and even taxpayers who feel the ripple of drug addiction in their daily lives. A rise in prescription painkillers is partially to blame: The sale of these drugs has quadrupled since 1999, and so has the number of Americans dying from an addiction to them. When prescriptions run out, people find themselves turning to the cheaper alternative heroin and, increasingly, the even more deadly drug fentanyl. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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31 medical field sanctions for opiate offenses in 2016 unprecedented, says NJ AG

Calling it a "record pace," New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino recaps license revocations, suspensions and disciplinary actions against 31 doctors and medical-field workers connected to opiate over-prescriptions in 2016.

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