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NJ lawmakers eye opioid abuse bill to protect minors
With prescription drug abuse on the rise, legislation is pending in Trenton that would require prescribers to discuss the addiction risks associated with certain drugs prior to issuing prescriptions to minors.  Stock photo

With prescription drug abuse on the rise, legislation is pending in Trenton that would require prescribers to discuss the addiction risks associated with certain drugs prior to issuing prescriptions to minors.  Stock photo

Like many states, New Jersey has seen a rise in prescription drug abuse, often serving as a gateway to drugs such as heroin. Federal statistics show that 3.8 million Americans ages 12 and older are misusing prescription painkillers. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016

Families seek info as prescription drug abuse on rise
In an effort to raise awareness to the link between prescription drugs and the rising heroin abuse rates across the country, Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has designated Oct. 6 as “Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day” in New Jersey. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Nations urged to address drug issues, rising opioid abuse
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Brain cancer survivor lends voice to campaign against assisted suicide
Two years ago, as terminally ill 29-year-old Brittany Maynard made national news by publicly advocating for her right to end her life under Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, Sarah Steele sat in her Camden County home, quietly anguishing over her right to live. More ...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Where you live may affect life expectancy, study finds
The four counties that compose the Diocese of Trenton encompass urban neighborhoods, rural farmland and oceanside communities. Amid that geographic diversity includes a number of factors that impact health and life expectancy. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
Advocates strive to break the link between poverty and mental illness
Let’s call him “Harry,” for in the best St. Vincent de Paul tradition, anonymity is both a mercy and a virtue.

He emerged, like a prophet of old, in the heart of an Ocean Grove Methodist Camp Meeting. There, after years of living rough on the streets, Harry conceived a mission: to live a “normal” life dedicated to helping his homeless brothers and sisters in the Asbury Park-Ocean Grove area.
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Friday, September 9, 2016



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