Alarming Number of Heroin Deaths in NJ

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Alarming Number of Heroin Deaths in NJ

According to data released by the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office, the number of heroin overdoses in the state has doubled since 2011. Just last year, there were 600 overdoses due to the deadly drug. Authorities believe the major increase of overdoses is because of the new purity of the drug and its availability.

A few particular counties make up a majority of the 600 deaths last year, including Camden, Middlesex, Ocean and Monmouth. Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth and Warren are among the counties to have the highest increases from 2013 to 2014. But none compare to Passaic County, which had a 700 percent increase in overdose deaths since 2011.

State lawmakers are pursuing a solution to the problem of substance use disorders. The overdose revival drug Narcan has been a major help in saving lives during this epidemic, but that is just one step. If you or your loved one is suffering from a heroin addiction, Seabrook can help. Call us today at 800.761.7575 for information.