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20 Towns With The Most Heroin And Opiate Abuse; Brick Is Sixth

These are the communities - both large and small, urban and suburban - with the most reported heroin and opiate abuse cases in New Jersey

For some New Jersey counties, heroin abuse was a major factor in a steep increase in drug abuse cases over the past year. In Ocean County, the number of overdoses doubled from 2012 to 2013.

We wanted to take a look at how the drug has not only infested New Jersey’s urban areas, but the more unlikely places where suburban stories of abuse have developed into a sad, profound narrative: Brick, Toms River, Lacey, South Toms River, Cherry Hill and Woodbridge.

So we dove into statistics provided by the Division of Addiction Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services that show the 20 communities with the largest numbe

Karen kenny January 02, 2014 at 07:32 AM
So sad..... Something needs to be done about this, as a wonderful man I have recently met from a great group trying to open everyone's eyes, steered straight says, "Kids are dying!!!". Parents get out and talk to your children, as well as their friends!!!! I lost my niece, right before Christmas due to this horrible readily available drug. She fought addiction for a very short time, and lost the battle of the road to recovery!!!! The demon of heroin took over her body quickly, she is now at piece released from the beast that is ever so quickly taking hold of our youth in the most unexpected areas!!!!! Kids please, Stay in your Lane!!!!!!!
A mother January 13, 2014 at 04:42 PM
This drug is horrible to watch your child suffer is painful and to fight this drug is impossible you need to get help you cant do it on your own. Don't be fooled by the crap suboxton or other drugs like it. That crap only replaces the heroin. Pray for these children and there families GET HELP !!

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