Learn more about the opioid addiction problem in Newark, New Jersey.


Protect Your Family from Opioid Misuse

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See Artwork Showing the Devastating Effects of Opioid Misuse

The DEA, in partnership with local New Jersey organizations, hosts an art exhibition each year featuring drawings, paintings and photos highlighting heroin and opioid abuse, addiction and recovery. See artwork from 2017 and 2018.

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Find Naloxone in Newark

Save a life. New Jersey recently made it a lot easier to get the opioid overdose reversal drug. Learn all about the drug and where you can get it locally. 


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Check out this list of local organizations and community resources.



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Watch: Local DEA Official Talks Prevention Efforts

During a recent interview, DEA’s New Jersey Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson sat down with TV Host Natasha Sherman to talk about initiatives like Take Back Day, Operation Prevention and more. Watch.

NJ hospital that cut ER use of opioids would become national model, under proposed law

(NorthJersey.com, April 23) Lawmakers are hopeful that the proposed “Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act” could help decrease opioid prescriptions across the state and nationwide. Read more.

Rutgers poll: Opioid painkillers are in medicine cabinets across N.J.

(MyCentralJersey.com, December 17) About one third of households in New Jersey were prescribed opioid pain medication during this past year, according to a recent poll from the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. Read more.

How hospitals are trying to fight NJ’s opioid crisis

(New Jersey 101.5, December 19) A few hospital systems in South Jersey are teaming up to share drug overdose information with each other to better understand and address the local opioid problem.​ Read more.