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Tag: opioid abuse

New Jersey Institute of Technology Tracks Drug Abuse with Analytics

Sep 17, 2019
Drug abuse is rampant across New Jersey, and it’s not just opioids. Many drugs have street names that are not trackable, which leads to unreported claims of abuse, overdose, and...

Are You Substituting Your Addiction in Recovery?

Sep 17, 2019
During addiction, dopamine levels increase during drug use, creating dependency on that drug. Once people have entered sobriety, they may turn to substitutes. For instance, many recovering addicts may turn...

U.S. Government Announces 1.8 Billion to States to Fight Opioid Crisis

Sep 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the current administration will fund states with 1.8 billion dollars to combat the opioid crisis. The main objective of...

Governor Christie’s Plan to Combat Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Sep 4, 2015
Many politicians are now weighing in on the right way to combat drug and alcohol addiction. Governor Christie is no different. He has worked for the past several years to...

The Benefits of Holding Drug Take Back Days

Jul 30, 2015
Communities across the country are hosting drug take back days in the hopes of decreasing prescription drug abuse. These events are being held at police stations, hospitals, and community centers,...

What New Jersey’s Newest Law Means for Opiate Addicts

Jul 21, 2015
Governor Christie signed a bill this week that targets the prescription opiate problem in New Jersey. The bill strengthens the state’s prescription drug monitoring program in the hopes that it...

Ways New Jersey is Working to Combat the Opioid Drug Problem

Jun 29, 2015
There is much debate over what to do about the opioid drug problem in America today. The federal government has implemented several programs to help with the problem, and each...

Deaths from Fentanyl Skyrocketing in New Jersey

Jun 24, 2015
New Jersey’s opioid crisis seems to keep getting worse, according to new studies. Data from 2014 show that overdose deaths from fentanyl, a prescription opioid, tripled in the state in...

Naloxone more readily Available in New Jersey

Jun 8, 2015
Governor Chris Christie recently announced that he has worked out a deal with the manufacturer of Narcan (naloxone), making the drug more available to those that need it. Naloxone is...

Indiana Battling AIDS Epidemic Due to Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Apr 14, 2015
The state of Indiana is fighting a battle against AIDS. The number of cases in the state has skyrocketed this year, mostly due to the large number of individuals abusing...
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