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Hepatitis C spreading among young heroin addicts in NJ

A new study finds many Millennial drug addicts have hepatitis C.

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Worried about taking pain pills? NJ docs suggest alternatives

There are alternative drug-free treatments that may help

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New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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MacArthur leading charge to restore funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy seeks room in President Donald Trump's tentative budget which Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (3rd-District) who also co-chairs the Bipartisan Heroin Abuse Task Force in Washington D.C. is leading a charge to restore it, with a special focus given to Ocean County.

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Two upcoming educational panels on New Jersey’s heroin and opioid epidemic at the shore

Education remains a vital tool in combating the opioid and heroin epidemic wreaking havoc in New Jersey and across the nation. On Thursday May 4 at the Ocean County Library in Toms River and May 9 at Ocean County College you'll have another chance to learn more about current prevention and treatment efforts ongoing.

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Recovering addicts helping current users turn the tide to a healthier life

The Mental Health Association of New Jersey in Ocean County unveils a recovery peer outreach support team to try and help addicts over 18-year of age turn the tide to a healthier life.

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Important Heroin Forum Coming to Toms River Library in May

With the opiate and heroin killing too many lives in our country AND especially in Ocean County, it's about time officials, and educators are seriously addressing this issue to raise awareness of just how bad the problem is. Hopefully, it's not too late.

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NJ State Senator Robert Singer (R-30) (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
NJ State Senator Robert Singer (R-30) (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Shore NJ-Senator Robert Singer addresses key issues on ‘Ask The Senator’

Nearly five years post Superstorm Sandy, an ever-changing roller coaster of concern across party lines, a growing opioid and heroin epidemic, and easing the burden of higher education costs and more were discussed by New Jersey Senator Robert Singer (30th District) on 'Ask The Senator'.

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Toms River native and author Alicia Cook, following an episode of Townsquare Tableau. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
Toms River native and author Alicia Cook, following an episode of Townsquare Tableau. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Helping families work with loved ones fighting the demons of drug addiction

Drug addiction takes a toll on both the user and their families, and on WOBM'S new video series 'Townsquare Tableau' Toms River native and author Alicia Cook offers insight to her latest publication based on conversations she had with addicts and their families.

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New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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MacArthur: “We have to get control of the Southern Border” in war on drugs

As illegal drugs continue pouring into the United States, President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the southern border may have some support from Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur who serves as Co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Heroin Task Force in Washington.

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Ocean County may have suffered more than 200 overdose deaths in 2016

As New Jersey's heroin and opiate epidemic worsens, a task force is assembling to tackle the problem.

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Representatives Tom MacArthur and Annie Kuster. (courtesy Kate Pudwill)
Representatives Tom MacArthur and Annie Kuster. (courtesy Kate Pudwill)
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Tom MacArthur takes command in the war on drugs

New Jersey and New Hampshire are at the forefront of the war on drugs, especially heroin and opiates, so Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) and a Granite State Representative have taken lead roles to help exorcise the drug demons wreaking havoc internationally and domestically.

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Carfentanil: International drug demon wreaking havoc in the U.S.

Carfentanil is an opioid used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as treating late-stage cancer patients for pain relief. Now it's being abused by drug cartels across the world.

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