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How Do You Feel About Narcan In Your Kids Schools? [POLL]

Ocean County is the first county in New Jersey to extend Narcan availability and training to school nurses as a matter of policy. So how do you feel about the heroin overdose antidote being used in your school...

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Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ
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Heroin antidote distributed to school nurses in Ocean County

According to Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, the local heroin epidemic is gradually affecting younger and younger residents.

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Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato at a press conference last year about Narcan (Al Della Fave, Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Ocean County officials equip high school nurses with Narcan

The trail that Ocean County blazed into heroin overdose reversals, now extends to its high schools.

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NJ high schools may soon be required to carry same heroin antidote used by cops

Once trained, the school nurse would have the primary responsibility of administering the antidote in an emergency situation.

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On the left, Kel-Mae Hephill is given CPR by a bystander following a heroin overdose in February. On the right, a smiling, recovering Kel-Mae. (Left, screenshot via YouTube; Right, photo courtesy of Kelly Hemphill)
On the left, Kel-Mae Hephill is given CPR by a bystander following a heroin overdose in February. On the right, a smiling, recovering Kel-Mae. (Left, screenshot via YouTube; Right, photo courtesy of Kelly Hemphill)
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Mom: NJ woman, seen nearly dead on heroin, got the wakeup call she needed

Kelly Hemphill had no idea her daughter's heroin problem had gotten so bad until she saw a video of the 25-year-old's lifeless body being revived on the side of the road.

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heroin (yangna, ThinkStock)
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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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Are heroin busts stemming New Jersey’s epidemic?

You can't go a week in New Jersey without hearing about at least one major heroin bust.

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(FotoMaximum, ThinkStock)
(FotoMaximum, ThinkStock)
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Overdose, Narcan, repeat. Camden County hopes to stop the pattern

A pilot program in Camden County connects opiate addicts with the treatment services they need.

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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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Opioid Overdose Prevention Project expanding statewide

A lifesaving drug program is set to expand across New Jersey.

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