N.J. gets $1.7M to fight opioid epidemic's 'march of death'

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In 2016, at least 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, an increase from 52,000 the year before, the Justice Department said. The majority of those deaths can be attributed to opioids, including illicit fentanyl.

“Today, we are facing the deadliest drug crisis in American history,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said of deaths nationwide. “These trends are shocking and the numbers tell us a lot — but they aren’t just numbers. They represent moms and dads, brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends.”

Three of the New Jersey-based opioid abuse programs received the funding as part of a $58.9 million effort from the …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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