Governor Christie Focuses on Opioid Crisis As Term Ends

Chris Christie

Governor takes the lead in addressing NJ opioid crisis 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… Read More

Former Celtics Star Shares Drug Addiction Woes

Chris Herren

Chris Herren, once a basketball legend, warns students to stay clear of drugs 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… Read More

Grieving Father Supports Unique New Jersey Addiction Program

CLEAR

After Losing Son to Addiction, Father Supports CLEAR 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… Read More

Ocean County, NJ Makes Progress in Battle With Opioid Addiction

LBI Lighthouse

Officials make progress in the face of fentanyl overdoses 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… Read More

Gov. Christie Links China To Fentanyl Crisis

Chinese Drugs

New Jersey Governor Calls Out China For Fentanyl Production 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,”… Read More

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

Santa Busted

This Year, Even Santa Is Struggling With Addiction 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… Read More

New Jersey Blanketed By Drug Overdoses

New Jersey Blanketed By Drug Overdoses It’s a grim story all across the Garden State. At least 1,901 people died from opioid overdoses in New Jersey last year. This is more than twice the number of people from the state who died in the attacks on Sept. 11. Deaths involving heroin and fentanyl continued a meteoric rise in… Read More