Category: Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

POLL: 59% Favor Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — A new poll from the Monmouth University released Thursday finds 59% of New Jerseyans supportive of marijuana for personal use. 37% are opposed.  Back in April 2014? Only 48% supported legalization while 47% were opposed. The Read More

White House Addiction Panel Chaired by Christie Needs More Time to Draft Report

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Members of the White House panel tasked with combatting the opioid crisis need more time to review the extensive public testimony and more than 8,000 comments submitted as part of their work to draft a report Read More

Christie Keeps Pushing to Siphon Cash from Horizon to Fund Drug Treatments

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Gov. Chris Christie Gov. Chris Christie has not abandoned his controversial quest to secure hundreds of millions of dollars from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey’s largest health insurer, to fund drug addiction programs and Read More

Christie Shouts Down Protesters In Shrewsbury

Governor Chris Christie commemorated the opening of the Seabrook House outpatient drug treatment facility in Shrewsbury this morning by shouting down “NIMBY” protesters from the neighborhood who are not happy that the facility is located 200 yards from an elementary Read More

OPIOID CRISIS: Rooney Aims at Alleged Loophole in Christie’s Painkiller Reform

Is there a missing component to Gov. Chris Christie’s 5-day limit on painkiller prescriptions? One of the legislature’s newest members says maybe. “My concern is that something should be added to the new law that a prescription that isn’t completely used Read More