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City of Angels takes fight against NJ heroin epidemic to the White House

Mercer County-based City of Angels has been no stranger to our airwaves in the last several months, but a few exciting developments over the summer are helping the group expand its advocacy even further.

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A box of the opioid antidote Naloxone, (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A box of the opioid antidote Naloxone, (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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As NJ’s heroin epidemic is explored, a look at Ocean’s efforts to get addicts help

Finding solutions to the opioid abuse epidemic takes center stage Friday at New Jersey’s first comprehensive forum on the issue, being held by The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

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New Jersey's heroin epidemic is affecting children. (FotoMaximum/ThinkStock)
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NJ heroin epidemic leaving a growing number of children without their parents

Among the victims of New Jersey's struggle with a heroin-addiction epidemic are children whose parents are jailed or admitted into drug treatment programs.

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Legislation would commit $500 million to battle drug addiction

New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, but the rest of the country is no stranger to the crisis according to one New Jersey Congressman.

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Daniel Regan talks about his struggles with drug addiction. (Louis Hochman via YouTube)
Daniel Regan talks about his struggles with drug addiction. (Louis Hochman via YouTube)
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When heroin has a grip on your child: One family’s story

It's an all-too-familiar story. Kids start experimenting with drugs and alcohol in middle or junior high school, and by the time they finish high school they've started using harder drugs and eventually get hooked on heroin.

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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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Drug Forum being held at Pinelands Regional High School

In the ongoing effort to raise awareness about Ocean County's heroin epidemic, Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato is holding another forum, "Can We Talk? Are You Listening?" on Tuesday, October 22, at Pinelands Regional High School.

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Fighting the Heroin Epidemic

Law Enforcement Prevention and the Medical Community are joining forces to discuss solutions to New Jersey's prescription drug and heroin abuse epidemic during statewide symposiums being held this week in Ocean, Camden and Morris Counties.

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