NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey lawmakers are stepping up to try and fight the heroin epidemic.
Twenty-one bills have been introduced to find ways to encourage people to stay away from heroin, treat those who are addicted and support more recovery programs, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Inwood Robbery, Shooting That Left Milton Grant, 34, Dead
Tens of millions of dollars a year in state funds would go toward the bills if passed into law.
State Senator Joe Vitale chairs the health committee and say it is just as important for the measure to reach kids for prevention’s sake.
“We can’t allow kids to pinky swear not to do drugs,” he said.