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New Involuntary Commitment Laws Threaten Drug Users

Posted under Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio

While many states have had laws in place for some time that allow short term involuntary commitment of drug users, the time they can be held against their will is generally limited. But the laws are getting more stringent and the time allowed for commitment longer and longer. Many people will also find themselves spending that time in private prisons that are hurting for customers. more…

How to Detect Drug Involvement Early So You Can Prevent Disaster

Posted under New Jersey

As with a lot of other health-related problems, early detection is key to preventing and treating addiction. The longer you wait to address it, the more difficult it could be to overcome and the more problems it is likely to cause – including the possibility of overdose. How do you find out someone you care about is taking drugs early enough to avoid the trouble it can cause?

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Cape May, NJ, Raises Awareness of Dangers of Painkillers

Posted under Heroin, New Jersey, Painkillers

heroin billboardPrescription painkillers are the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. Despite the fact that many doctors are reluctant to give the drugs to their patients, doctors also don’t tend to offer other solutions – and there are many. However, if more patients were made aware of the dangers of painkillers, they might well avoid dependence and addiction and demand other solutions for their pain. The Cape May County (New Jersey) PRIDE committee recently came up with an excellent idea to accomplish the first step by raising awareness of one disastrous consequence – heroin addiction more…

New Jersey Fritters Away $Millions Earmarked to Help Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, New Jersey

If you live in New Jersey and have had having trouble getting addiction help for a family member, a recent check into what’s happening with the money used to fund such programs may answer some questions for you. The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has been spending $10 million a year on pony rides.  Well, more…

Addiction Help Program Helps Students at Sparta High School in New Jersey’s Sussex County

Posted under Addiction Help, New Jersey

Can drug testing at Sparta High School make the difference for students who may be on the edge of drug addiction? Will this simple effort be enough to keep some students from ending up in drug treatment or worse? At Sparta High School they plan to do drug testing and to bring in the K-9 more…