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Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.

06/18/2014

Cocaine (Photo: Clipart)

Dr. Max Gomez: Vaccine Designed To Kick Cocaine Addiction Near Human Trials

Cocaine is one of the most addictive of all drugs. And an estimated 1.5 million Americans are hooked on it. But what if there were a vaccine that could help people kick their drug habit?

09/19/2013

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announces Project Medicine Drop - Nov 14, 2011 (credit: NJ Office of Consumer Affairs)

New Jersey Adds More Locations To ‘Project Medicine Drop’

The program features mailbox-like receptacles at 27 law enforcement locations across the state where people can safely dispose their unused and expired prescription medications.

09/20/2012

Prescription Drug Pill Bottles (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nassau Conference Focuses On Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Studies show that 4.5 million American children above the age of 12 have abused prescription drugs, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

05/11/2012

Methamphetamine

Seen At 11: Experts Say Cartels Making Meth Threat More Dangerous To Tri-State Area

A dangerous new threat has emerged in the suburbs. Experts told CBS 2 that Mexican drug cartels have targeted the New York area with one of the most destructive and addicting drugs around.

04/30/2012

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

NJ Launches Drug Abuse Database

More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state is launching a long-awaited database monitoring use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers.

01/15/2012

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announces Project Medicine Drop - Nov 14, 2011 (credit: NJ Office of Consumer Affairs)

New Jersey Launches Program For Unused Drug Disposal

New Jersey is launching a pilot program that allows consumers to drop off unused medications in secure locations.

11/14/2011