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Category: Illicit Drugs

NJ Department of Health Receives 7.4 Million to Fight Opioid Overdoses

Sep 20, 2019
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Overdose Data to Action has given the New Jersey Department of Health a 7.4 million federal grant to fight the opioid overdose epidemic. With...

Company Accused of Fueling Opioid Crisis Files for Bankruptcy

Sep 20, 2019
In recent events surrounding the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Purdue Pharma is known for creating the infamous opioid prescription medication, OxyContin. For years, Purdue Pharma...

NJ Based Company Faces $572 Million in Lawsuit Regarding Opioid Crisis

Aug 30, 2019
Johnson & Johnson is a company known for baby products, band-aids, and Benadryl. However, the company headquartered in New Brunswick has found itself in a situation that could impact the...

Why Is There an Opioid Epidemic in the United States?

Aug 30, 2019
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 130 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose. Not only does this affect people and their...

How to Prepare for International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 30, 2019
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), 70,237 people died from a drug overdose in 2017, compared to 16,849 overdose deaths in 1999. To bring attention to this...

New Jersey Paramedics Now Equipped with Buprenorphine

Aug 26, 2019
The opioid epidemic continues to be on the rise in New Jersey, with a report of over 3,000 overdose deaths in 2018. However, in the summer of 2019, the New...

What are the most Effective Ways to Handle the Heroin Addiction Epidemic?

Dec 13, 2017
By now we’ve all heard that heroin abuse and addiction are still on the rise, leading to shockingly high numbers of overdoses. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013,...

Number of Home Meth Labs Declining

Sep 14, 2015
According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the number of home meth labs in the Midwestern United States is declining. Authorities state that in 2014 the number of meth labs...

“Narcos” and the War on Drugs

Aug 28, 2015
A new drama has been added to the Netflix lineup, and it is expected to both entertain and educate. Called “Narcos,” the show tells the story of Colombian drug lord,...

Hepatitis C a Risk for Opiate Addicts

Aug 25, 2015
According to the CDC, our country is now seeing the repercussions of the high numbers of heroin and prescription painkiller users manifested in a new threat: Hepatitis C. A new...
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