I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly ~ Dan Rather

 

Heroin is a problem around the world, the United States and here in New Jersey. In the latest survey, by the State, the top towns were released in the Garden State. We took this data from a recent Patch article and broke it down to the Top 10 here in Ocean & Monmouth Counties. Toms River tops the list of Shore towns. Seven towns from Ocean County made the list and three from Monmouth County made our Top 10.

Check out this list and see if YOUR town has made the list!

  1. Toms River 667*
  2. Brick 436*
  3. Berkeley Township 248*
  4. Lacey Township 225*
  5. Middletown 211*
  6. Keansburg 210*
  7. Manchester 210*
  8. Little Egg Harbor 210*
  9. Jackson 209*
  10. Long Branch 200*

* Number of reported heroin abuse cases reported in 2016

Number one in the entire State was Newark with 1,471 cases of heroin abuse in 2016.

Are YOU surprised by the list?

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