Chris Christie

Governor Christie Focuses on Opioid Crisis As Term Ends

During his final year in office, NJ Governor Chris Christie spent a great deal of time and budget to address the state’s ongoing opioid crisis. As reported by NJ Spotlight, Christie has invested heavily in addressing addiction in recent months, reallocating some $200 million in unused or “lapsed” funds to expand treatment capacity and support services; this has included some… Continue Reading Governor Christie Focuses on Opioid Crisis As Term Ends

Chris Herren

Former Celtics Star Shares Drug Addiction Woes

Chris Herren was a 1994 McDonald’s All-American from the Fall River, MA high school basketball team, who went on to play for Boston College and the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately, his basketball potential was cut short by rampant drug use throughout his career. While playing for the Boston Celtics, Herren started to use painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet. In… Continue Reading Former Celtics Star Shares Drug Addiction Woes

CLEAR

Grieving Father Supports Unique New Jersey Addiction Program

Like so many other young men, Robert Hontz’s battle with addiction started after a sports injury. In the fall of his junior year, he broke his wrist playing football and was prescribed opiates for the pain. From there, things gradually spiraled from bad to worse. As reported in the New Jersey Herald, his father John is still coming to grips… Continue Reading Grieving Father Supports Unique New Jersey Addiction Program

LBI Lighthouse

Ocean County, NJ Makes Progress in Battle With Opioid Addiction

Officials recently met with the Ocean County Mayors Association, providing an update on the opioid epidemic, and said that some progress has been made this year. It’s possible, given the number of overdoses so far this year, that Ocean County might see a decrease of about 25 percent from last year, Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said. There were 209 for all… Continue Reading Ocean County, NJ Makes Progress in Battle With Opioid Addiction

Chinese Drugs

Gov. Christie Links China To Fentanyl Crisis

At a Tuesday hearing of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee in Baltimore, Md., New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted the Chinese for their role in the ongoing fentanyl crisis. “You are sending this into our country to kill our people. The first use can lead to death,” Christie said. “It is so lethal that law enforcement officers who… Continue Reading Gov. Christie Links China To Fentanyl Crisis

Santa Busted

Ho-ho Heroin? New Jersey Santa Arrested For Drug Possession

It is a sad parable for our times – this holiday season even Santa is struggling with drug addiction. A New Jersey man who moonlights as Santa Claus for Toys for Tots was arrested on drug charges Monday. Charles Smith, 66, was pulled over by police for a traffic violation and they discovered all kinds of drug toys and paraphernalia… Continue Reading Ho-ho Heroin? New Jersey Santa Arrested For Drug Possession