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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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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)
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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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Drug addiction: What are the signs?

As New Jersey continues to see a high rate of heroin-related deaths among young people, many parents seem to be ignorant of the epidemic, or perhaps in complete denial about their own child's drug use.

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NJ’s heroin epidemic is ‘spiraling out of control’

Last year there were 781 heroin-related deaths in the Garden State, and the scourge shows no sign of letting up.

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Narcan Kit (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Free Narcan Training for Families in Ocean & Monmouth Counties

JSAS Healthcare is continuing its Opioid Overdose Prevention Project with free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training for families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties...

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A New Ally in the Overdose Battle

The Ocean and Monmouth County Prosecutors' Offices have announced a new partnership in the fight to stem the rising tide of heroin and opiate overdose deaths...

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