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NJ’s heroin, opioid problem targeted with HOPE Initiative

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping the state's heroin and opioid addiction epidemic will settle down if the right tools are at work.

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The financial cost of drug abuse

Substance abuse is emotionally devastating for loved ones, and the the financial cost can also be extreme.

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Shedding light on addiction in Ocean County

It's an oft-repeated mantra, but addiction affects more than just the users it entraps. Addicts' families can also be torn apart. Helping them understand the problem is the goal of a charity walk this coming Saturday in Seaside Heights, and the mission of the organization behind the event.

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Gov. Chris Christie marks the one-year anniversary of the Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. (Office of Gov. Chris Christie/YouTube)
Gov. Chris Christie marks the one-year anniversary of the Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. (Office of Gov. Chris Christie/YouTube)
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Chris Christie: drug addiction is ‘a disease, not a moral failing’

On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Facing Drug Addiction Task Force. He also said the state will expand re-entry programs for drug offenders coming back into society.

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Next O.C. Prosecutor’s Drug Forum for 6th Graders and Older

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office fight against heroin continues with another drug forum next month, expected to be powerful enough to get younger audience members wanting to continue the discussion, according to Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Anthony V. Pierro. 

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Elderly Hooked on Prescription Pills [AUDIO]

"Addiction Does Not Discriminate" is the slogan for New Jersey's latest campaign against the opiate abuse epidemic, sending the message that no one is immune to this deadly drug problem - not even the state's senior citizens.

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Ocean Cares President John Tweed and Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media Photo
Ocean Cares President John Tweed and Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media Photo
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Nonprofit to Join Ocean County’s Drug Prevention Efforts

A shore area nonprofit is partnering with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office in the battle against drug addiction.

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