Jason Surks, 19, Prescription Drugs

As a pre-pharmacy major at Rutgers University, Jason probably felt he knew more about prescription drugs than he actually did. He evidently thought he was being safe, but he overdosed on prescription drugs. Read more.

Eighty percent of New Jersey heroin users started with painkillers. Watch the video PSA to the left for more local stats.


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S.J. teens describe addiction, lives turned around, through anti-drug song contest

(Courier Post, April 25) Three teen songwriters from South Jersey’s Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties are finalists in the “Shout Down Drugs” contest hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. 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.