LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

Experts: Integrating behavioral health key to fighting addiction

BY Briana Vannozzi, Senior Correspondent |

Just under 98,000 patients in New Jersey were admitted for treatment of addiction in the year ending last November, and that was a decline from the prior year. But with 280 drug-related deaths in just the last month, health professionals are considering a different approach, and it starts with a patient’s mental health. Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi reports from Ocean County.