Toms River native and author Alicia Cook, an advocate for change in society to eliminate the stigma associated with drug addiction has expanded on her vision for a healthier community in a newly released book.
Toms River native and author Alicia Cook who's no stranger to our WOBM/Townsquare Media Jersey Shore newsroom makes a return trip here on Tuesday morning to discuss her new book and take some questions as we go on Facebook LIVE.
An estimated amount of a couple hundred to maybe several packed the Seaside Heights Boardwalk Saturday morning for the 4th Annual Hope Sheds Light Celebration of Hope Walk to celebrate those who have found recovery.
Education remains a vital tool in combating the opioid and heroin epidemic wreaking havoc in New Jersey and across the nation. On Thursday May 4 at the Ocean County Library in Toms River and May 9 at Ocean County College you'll have another chance to learn more about current prevention and treatment efforts ongoing.
Do we have a heroin epidemic in Ocean and Monmouth Counties? According to the latest figures from Washington over 33,000 people died nationally (2015) due to heroin related deaths ... a staggering number. Local Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ 3rd District) is part of a Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, an 85-member congressional panel looking at the issues of heroin and opioid abuse. Las...
Drug addiction takes a toll on both the user and their families, and on WOBM'S new video series 'Townsquare Tableau' Toms River native and author Alicia Cook offers insight to her latest publication based on conversations she had with addicts and their families.
We've seen what the heroin and opiate epidemic has done to those abusing the drugs, but after seeing a family member lose her fight to the demons of addiction, one Toms River native and author is using her gift to show how the needle hurts more than just the user.