Fight Opiate Abuse in the Doctor’s Office

New Jersey is in the midst of an opiate abuse epidemic. Every day, two families in our state lose a loved one to opiate abuse. This has to stop.

 Ask Assemblyman Conaway to introduce A-4760, a bill that requires health care practitioners to discuss risk of addiction when prescribing certain drugs to patients who are minors.

We call on the entire Assembly to pass this law that will give prescribers the opportunity to prevent countless families from suffering the consequences of addiction.

This bill is not an attempt to prevent a physician’s ability to practice medicine; It is intended to require dialogue between parents and physicians, and to help parents know the signs and symptoms to look for if their child becomes addicted to the medicine they were prescribed.

Doctors need to be part of the solution in addressing our state’s heroin epidemic.

Please help us in our last opportunity to have this legislation passed this year.

Contact Speaker Prieto and Chairman Herbert Conoway and ask them to post Assembly Bill 4760 for consideration by the Assembly Health Committee on December 10, 2015.

Speaker Prieto                                                        The Honorable Herbert Conoway
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October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
Featured in this month’s newsletter:

  • A lethal batch of heroin killing people in our area
  • The Morris County High School Pinwheel Project, bringing awareness to the youth lives lost to alcohol
  • The facts about medicine abuse
  • What we can do

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Featured this month…

Documentary Epidemic H: A currently in-the-works documentary which will focus on the reality of New Jersey’s growing heroin epidemic.

Governor Chris Christie expands the scope and strictness of New Jersey’s Prescription Monitoring Program

For parents: Making summertime safe;

Would you know what to do in an opioid overdose? Learn about naloxone.

Upcoming Events: Morris County Resource Fair, Do No Harm Symposium, Unite to Face Addiction, Ride for Recovery Run