An Assembly panel on Oct. 6 approved legislation intended to help prevent heroin overdoses in New Jersey by ensuring that first responders and hospitals always have an ample supply of opioid antidotes to administer.
SEA ISLE CITY – Two free presentations aimed at fighting heroin abuse and addiction will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 13 the former Sea Isle City Public School building at 4501 Park Road.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – More than 20 people have been indicted on multiple heroin and cocaine charges as a result of “Operation: Cold Front, a large scale narcotics investigation from January through June, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.
VENTNOR – The bell tolled 105 times for souls lost this year to a disease that has become epidemic in America. As Tracy A. Smith read the names of the South Jersey victims – mostly from Atlantic and Cape May counties – survivor Mike McGaffney rang the bell. Sometimes the sound was loud and c…
Tracy Smith of Galloway got quite an education when she unexpectedly found her family in the midst of heroin addiction.
Donna Parker of Brigantine has been in recovery for 10 years. She also lost a brother and two nephews to drug abuse, including a long-time Brigantine resident.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Charles J. Robinson was arrested in early June by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department for allegedly targeting and burglarizing up to 80 vacant homes throughout Atlantic County, the arrest came as no shock to law enforcement in this region.
PHILADELPHIA – Better funding, medication-assisted treatment, family support, policy change – these were just a few of the addiction solutions spotlighted by politicians, delegates, and experts at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Elyssa Smith is only 27, but she will tell you that she has been to hell and managed to find her way back in the course of those 27 years.
VENTNOR – Matt Clayton once treated his body like a shrine – eating healthy, working out up to six hours a day, getting his rest – to achieve maximum production on the football field.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two years ago, SueAnne Agger and 70 other members of the Light House Church in Cape May Court House decided to address the heroin epidemic in their community.
Amber motions to her fridge, which is adorned with funeral cards. They show the smiling faces of young men and women under the age of 30 who are all dead from overdoses.
William “Billy” Dolqueist was just 27 when he lost his battle with addiction in 2013. The Absecon man’s aunt, Gineen DeMari of Galloway, tells his story. She speaks in schools and rehab centers about the dangers of prescription drugs and cautions adults and youngsters to resist the urge to t…
Three years ago Mainland Regional High School tried to be proactive in the struggle against drugs by instituting a random drug testing policy for students with very real consequences if the students were found with drugs in their system.
In 2012, long before the epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse grew to its current size, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a study on what impact sober living housing can have on opioid abusers after they leave a detoxification program.
We learn in physics that during collisions, an equal force is applied to each of the colliding objects, and the result on each object depends on the size of the opposing object.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Heroin and opiate overdoses have declined in the county over the last four years, and in a Tuesday, May 24 press conference, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor attributed the drop to the combined efforts of law enforcement, county and social agencies, interven…