Because of the heroin epidemic, health care professionals are looking to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions. It means changing attitudes about the medications, which have been pushed by pharmaceutical companies.
The Newark School District received results from lead testing that found all eight non-traditional buildings tested had at least one water fountain or faucet with lead levels of at least 15 parts per billion.
Nonprofit and community-based addiction centers are good for both the state economy and those looking for treatment for addiction. Data shows the centers create jobs, ultimately contributing $3.1 billion to the state economy.
NJTV New Jersey Drug Addiction Crisis' first community forum in Toms River focused on the faces of addiction. Community members, along with health and city professionals, shared personal accounts about the opioid epidemic in New Jersey.
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