Heroin Use, Overdoses on the Rise in Monmouth, Ocean Counties

Heroin use, overdoses on the rise in Monmouth, Ocean counties
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Officials in Monmouth County are warning against increased heroin use in the area, as deaths by overdose are on the rise. One of the most recent victims was a 17-year-old from Atlantic Highlands, who managed to survive after he …
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But when the supply of oxycodone or other painkillers runs low or grows too expensive, many drug abusers switch to heroin. And heroin use has surged in New Jersey since 2010, paving the way for a record number of deaths. “The heroin is so pure here in …
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