‘It’s Sad, But It’s Part Of Our Culture,’ Ocean County School Nurses Trained To Use NarcanOn Thursday, nurses at Ocean County schools were being taught to use Narcan spray -- the antidote to combat a heroin overdose even if a victim isn't breathing.
Surgeon General: Addiction Is A ‘Chronic Illness,’ Most Pressing Health Challenge Of Our TimeThere are 20-million Americans suffering from substance abuse, and 78 of those people die each day from opioid overdose.
Lessons In Lifesaving: Tuckahoe Residents Learn To Administer Overdose Stopping NaloxoneIt might be the most important class that some people ever take, though most will tell you they wish they didn't have to be there.
New York Area Not Immune To Growing Problem Of Parents Using HeroinParents getting their drug fix -- even when their kids are watching -- the troubling scenario has played out across the country, including the New York area.
AG: Record Drug Bust Leads To 25 Indictments, 33 Kilograms Of HeroinNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says "Operation Dirty Dope" cracked down on a cartel that is notorious for cutting its heroin with dangerous chemicals.
Kindergartner Brings 30 Packs Of Heroin To New Jersey SchoolPolice are investigating after they say a kindergarten student in New Jersey's capital city brought 30 packs of heroin to school.
3 Heroin Overdose Deaths Occur In 24 Hours On Staten Island Despite a crackdown by police and the district attorney's office, the heroin epidemic continues to hold its deadly grip Staten Island.
Ohio Police Share Photo Of Passed-Out Parents With Boy In Car To Highlight Drug EpidemicAn Ohio police department says it’s trying to illustrate the impact of the heroin and painkiller epidemic by sharing photos of a 4-year-old boy sitting in a vehicle behind slumped-over adults who were later revived with an overdose antidote.
More Than 65 Pounds Of Heroin Found Hidden Inside Truck AxleTwo men have been arrested after they were caught hiding more than 65 pounds of heroin in the axle of a tractor trailer, prosecutors said.
3 Arrested For Selling Dramatically Overpriced Heroin To Affluent Teens In ConnecticutBridgeport police arrested three people who are accused of routinely marking up the price of heroin and selling it to teens in affluent lower Fairfield County neighborhoods.
Investigators: Heroin, Fentanyl Sting Leads To 24 Arrests On Long IslandTwo dozen people have been arrested and nearly 4 kilograms of heroin and fentanyl have been seized in a 10-day drug sting on Long Island.
Long Island Man Accused Of Using Neighbors' Mailboxes To Deliver HeroinA Long Island man is accused of using his neighbors' mailboxes as a heroin delivery service.
Billy Joel Tribute Band To Headline LI Benefit For Fight Against HeroinSuffolk's first Crime Stoppers benefit concert will be headlined by Michael DelGuidice and his Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot, at the Emporium in Patchogue on July 28.
Study: Risk For Opioid Abuse Increases Following SurgeryChronic use of prescription pain medications known as opioids is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States.
Police: Bushwick Candy Store Was Front For Heroin OperationPolice said Thursday night that a Brooklyn candy store was concealing a secret drug den.