Stockton offers Recovery Court graduate road back to education

Luana Cordeiro was just a week away from graduating Kean University in 2009. That’s when the then-struggling addict got swallowed in a haze of heroin and cocaine. She missed her finals and didn’t graduate. Mourning what she lost, she slipped further into her addiction, spending time in and out of rehabs and jail. But on … Read moreStockton offers Recovery Court graduate road back to education

Drugs deaths hit record in 2016, NY Times study finds

Drugs are more deadly than ever before, the New York Times reported. More than 59,000 people are believed to have died by drugs in 2016, when 52,404 people died, according to the report. But the number could be as high as 65,000. The deaths are more than those who died from HIV at the peak … Read moreDrugs deaths hit record in 2016, NY Times study finds

State handling drug epidemic from all sides, Criminal Justice director says

Two California truck drivers in court Friday for trafficking millions of dollars in drugs through New Jersey Interstate 78 are just part of how the state is cracking down on the growing drug epidemic. “I don’t think the solution solely relies on law enforcement and arrests,” said Elie Honig, director of the state Division of Criminal Justice. … Read moreState handling drug epidemic from all sides, Criminal Justice director says

Stop the Heroin opens its first sober living house in Pleasantville

Mike McGaffney always wondered why he got to wake up from comas and drug overdoses while his brother didn’t. In recovery, he’s learned his purpose: Helping others wake up from their own battles with addiction. “I’m supposed to be here,” he says. “I’m staying clean hrough what I’m doing. I’m helping others, but I’m actually … Read moreStop the Heroin opens its first sober living house in Pleasantville