Opiod  Information

Opioid Abuse Prevention

New Jersey is confronting a staggering public health crisis brought about by prescription opioid abuse. On February 15, 2017, P.L. 2017, c. 28, was signed into law, imposing certain restrictions on how opioids and other Schedule II controlled dangerous substances may be prescribed. In response to the new law, the Attorney General and New Jersey's prescribing boards adopted new rules designed to reduce the risk of addiction and the accumulation of opioids in the household medicine cabinets across the State, which are very often diverted for illegal use. Information about those rules, as well as guidance for prescribers and patients on safer pain medication prescribing practices is available.

The New Jersey Department of Health is committed to supporting communities in preventing fatal overdose. Below, you can find health information and resources for services and supplies to prevent overdose. If you or a loved one needs naloxone, click here for a list of pharmacies with access to free naloxone. You can also text/call 1-877-4NARCAN or click here to obtain a naloxone kit anonymously, for free, through the mail.

New Health Alert: Xylazine

Xylazine: What to Know Flyer

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Overdose Hotspot Initiative

Apply to open a new Harm Reduction Center

Learn More About Overdose

See the Burlington County HOPE one program - you can schedule talks, receive free Narcan, counseling - all free.
https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/130/Sheriffs-Department


New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard
https://www.nj.gov/health/populationhealth/opioid/

NJ Cares Opioid-Related Data
https://www.njoag.gov/programs/nj-cares/

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Drug Rehab Centers
http://Addicted.org

Parents Guide to Fentanyl (Questions and Answers):
https://www.addicted.org/news/parents-guide-to-fentanyl/

Additional information:
https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/patients/materials.html

https://narcan.com/opioid-education 

http://eguideline.guidelinecentral.com/i/1302283-asam-opioid-patient-piece-2020-for-new-jersey

Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers: This resource provides essential tools to safeguard children online, including the risks of social media, the "Emoji code" to identify online drug dealing, insights into the dark web, and other online safety measures. It also has an informative video that goes in-depth about this subject. 

  • A Parent’s Guide to Vaping: This comprehensive guide equips parents with valuable information, including the dangers of vaping nicotine, knowing what to look for in vaping designs, including and interactive ''can you spot the vapes'' image, the health effects of vaping nicotine and helpful articles. It empowers parents to protect their children from the dangers of vaping and make informed decisions regarding its use.
  • Vaping: Understanding the Risk & Tips to Avoid Use: This resource provides essential information on the risks associated with vaping nicotine products, nicotine addiction,  tools to handle peer pressure from others, and other online resources to help with vaping.