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Finding Narcan (Naloxone) in New Jersey

In recent years, the prevalence of opioid overdoses across the U.S. has gained national attention. Like many states, the New Jersey government has made a concerted effort to minimize the...

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise by 27% in New Jersey

In a recent report, the Centers for Disease Control found that there were 72,000 overdose deaths among Americans in 2017, a 10 percent increase over 2016. This number is more...

Can You Overdose on Xanax?

What is Xanax? Xanax is the most famous brand name for alprazolam, a benzodiazepine sedative prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and anxiety associated with depression. It is sometimes...

Drug Overdose Homicide Charges on the Rise in Atlantic County

Prosecutors in Atlantic County, New Jersey, are more frequently charging those who played a role in the death of an individual who passed due to drug overdose with murder. That...

Is Fentanyl Replacing Heroin ? Leading Cause of Overdose Death in NJ?

Opiate addiction has been the primary cause of drug overdose deaths across New Jersey for years now. First, it was painkiller use and abuse that was causing the issue, and...

New Jersey Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked in 2015

The New Jersey State Medical Examiner’s Office reported that in 2015, the number of deaths caused by drug overdose leaped by almost 22 percent. Why? For the most part, the...

Fentanyl Strikes NJ: Drug Overdose Deaths Triple on the Shore

New Jersey has been hit hard by the drug epidemic sweeping the country, and nowhere has been harder hit than down at the Shore. First attributed to high rates of...

What Are the Signs of a Drug or Alcohol Overdose?

People who use drugs or alcohol on a regular basis often find that they need to take more and more of the same drug in order to feel the desired...

Death Rates of Middle-Aged : Overdose Deaths, Suicides Increasing

The rate of death among Caucasian Americans between the ages of 45 and 54 has increased significantly in the past 15 years, a change that has not occurred in other...

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