A closer look at New Jersey's battle against the opioid epidemic

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey hosted a town hall meeting on the dangers of opioids at The College of New Jersey.Photo by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey

For so long, the news has been dominated by headlines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, but more recently, another endemic has been brought back to the forefront: the opioid epidemic.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of deaths by opioids skyrocketed. The pandemic reportedly affected peoples’ mental healths and willingness to seek medical treatment for their addictions, increasing opioid overdoses.

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