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Poll Shows NJ Residents Split on Marijuana Legalization

According to a recent (April 2014) Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll, New Jersey residents are split evenly on the question of marijuana legalization; 48% of NJ adults in support and 47% opposed. But there’s more information within poll data that suggests a less balanced stance on marijuana legalization when it comes to specific demographics. Opinions …

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Heroin in oxycodone pills: more dangerous than thought?

A news alert is circulating today about counterfeit oxycodone pills which are actually heroin. But there’s more to it than simply the pill color or imprint. A news alert is circulating today about counterfeit oxycodone pills which are actually heroin. This is the first official report of heroin pressed into tablet form, although there have …

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Ocean County HARP Program (“Blue Hart”)

UPDATE: THE NAME CHANGES, BUT THE MISSION GROWS STRONGER WITH EVERY MONTH. NEW JERSEY’S FIRST HEROIN ADDICTION RESPONSE PROGRAM IS NOW KNOWN AS “BLUE HART” – THE POLICE “HEROIN ADDICTION RESPONSE TEAM”. ADDICTS REFERRED TO TREATMENT INSTEAD INSTEAD OF JAIL, VIA COOPERATION BETWEEN OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR THE MANCHESTER AND BRICK, NJ POLICE DEPARTMENTS, SUNRISE DETOX …

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Addiction Does Not Discriminate.

The descriptions and circumstances are ever-changing as you look around the room. Despite the differing backgrounds, experiences, and ages, each of these individuals have something in common.
Addiction is complicating their life. Some still are holding down their job, some are still happy in their relationships, while some have nothing left, and others are losing grip on things they care about.

Am I Addicted To Opioids?

Do you find yourself taking more Opioid pain medication than what you are prescribed? Do you check the clock frequently, hoping it is time for your next dose? Are you running out of medication before your next refill? Are beginning to feel the medication is losing its effectiveness and you need more and more just to feel okay? Have you ever purchased an opioid illegally or gotten some from a friend in a time of need?

Self-Care in Battling PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)

My favorite group to do with our patients is on Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). If you are new to this acronym, PAWS refers to the random cravings, dreams, mood swings, body aches, sweats, and other symptoms that come a few weeks after the initial withdrawal and detox – and they can keep coming up to …

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