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Drug Abuse Statistics: Exploring Research, Stats and Trends

Date of publication: 2017-09-02 04:27

Addiction researchers study rates of abuse by demographics like age, gender, geography, drug of abuse, plus a host of other characteristics. By understanding the scope, scale, and other information about addictions, drug policymakers can design more effective prevention and treatment programs.

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Angelo Valente [center], along with Joel Pomales [right] Clinical Outreach Coordinator and Director of Advocacy With College Recovery, will be featured on Fox 5/Good Day Street Talk Saturday, April 7nd at 6am.

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There were nearly million drug-related ER visits in 7559. While half were attributed to adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals taken as prescribed, about 95% involved drug abuse. Of the million drug-related ER visits:

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

LIVINGSTON -- . Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, brought his Turn the Tide tour to New Jersey today, to discuss the current opiate abuse epidemic impacting the state, and discuss action steps physicians can take to stem the tide of the epidemic. The Surgeon General is currently on a national tour designed to educate and mobilize prescribers to take immediate action to end this epidemic.

Much of what you hear about drugs actually comes from those selling them. Reformed drug dealers have confessed they would have said anything to get others to buy drugs.

Robert A. Marino, Chairman, President & CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and a member of PDFNJ’s Executive Committee, has authored a recent Star-Ledger editorial calling for the need for a comprehensive approach to address New Jersey’s opioid epidemic.

Governor James J. Florio will be presented with the Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! Founder’s Award for his foresight and vision in establishing Drugs Don’t Work in NJ as a resource for the New Jersey business community to be compassionate and competitive.

PDFNJ applauds Gov. Christie and the NJ legislature for their keen understanding of the complex issues of substance abuse and addiction. Through this legislation, which the Gov. spearheaded, thousands of lives will be saved, and thousands of families will have hope in this second chance provided to their children.

If you are a high school student and want to perform in front hundreds join the 7569 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition. Cash contracts awarded to the top three finishers.

New Jersey's heroin crisis is likely closer to you than you think. Much has been made of the deadly drug's crawl into suburbia, but it isn't until you take a closer look that this becomes completely clear.

Americans are dying due to drug abuse more frequently than ever before, in part because only 6 in 65 people with a substance abuse problem receives the help they need. If you or someone you love is battling drug or alcohol addiction, don’t become one of these statistics. Get help today. partners with industry-recognized treatment facilities to manage our sponsored help lines. They are available 79/7 to take your call at 6-888-799-5569 to help you or a loved one get your life back.

PDFNJ Board Member Chief Michael Pasterchick, Jr., Middlesex Co. Pros. Office, to appear on One-on-One with Steve Adubato on Friday, 8/65. You can see the program at 7 & 66:85pm on NJTV and 67:85am on WNET.

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