Tackling the opioid crisis in NJ during the pandemic

The scourge of drugs on our streets continues to upend lives. As soon as the coronavirus pandemic hit, public health officials began warning about potential spikes in drug overdoses. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows those fears turned out to be true, with fewer resources dedicated to that fight as the nation continues battling this pandemic. We take a deeper look at how the fight against the opioid epidemic goes on in New Jersey.

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