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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New Event: Youth & Family Drug Awareness Summit

Don't miss the South Jersey Youth & Family Drug Awareness Summit on April 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! This event will feature prevention-focused presentations, activities for youth and parents, lunch, and a special guest. See the flyer for more information. And check out the latest list of anti-opioid events happening in South Jersey. 

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How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge about opioids by taking this quiz.



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.