There are many layers to the opioid crisis, from the over-prescribing of prescription drugs to those who are helping their communities fight the epidemic. You’ll find those stories and more in these four documentaries.
Opiate addiction has been recognized as an epidemic in New Jersey. In 2013 alone, there were 557 deaths* due to overdose as well as more than 33,000 Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions attributed primarily to heroin and other opiates.
As the country mourns another tragic school shooting, parents, especially those of teenagers, are coming to grips with how to monitor the behavior of their children and identify warning signs in order to prevent another mass shooting.