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Ocean County Prosecutors Office "Tool Kits" to help educate the community on the dangers of drugs and how to find help. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)

As New Jersey's battle against opiate addiction continues many companies across the state are struggling with how to handle drug issues in the workplace.

 

At his “No More Deaths” forum on Monday at Ocean County College in Toms River Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato and his office gave out “tool kits” to leaders from various religious groups and other organization in hopes they’ll pass the information along to their peers.

Prosecutor Joe Coronato explained that these tool kits have it all and are very valuable in helping users find treatment and informing the rest of the community on the dangers not only heroin poses but opiate painkillers among other drugs.

“What we want to do is give them the necessary tools to make a difference,” said Coronato. “This is law enforcement’s attempt to save a life.”

These “tool kits” are not only an educational measure but an informal one and a life saving guide to users looking for a way to break the cycle of addiction and find the light.

“Prevention is a key element of everything but we also want to show somebody whose in the midst of the cycle of addiction, that there is help where they can go to break the cycle of addiction,” said Coronato.

In Monmouth County, all high schools will be given doses of the anti-overdose drug narcan.

They join Ocean County who began equipping high schools with narcan last year.

Another day of Mid-90's heat today while summer like, appears heading for a temporary end as we dip into the 70's or near 80 in the next couple days. Dan Zarrow has your full outlook here.

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