December 13, 2012
This is a follow up on an earlier blog entry on the horrific heroin problem New Jersey has right now. Of course it is not the only state with an epidemic rise in heroin use, but it is a shining example of how bad the problem is in this country.
The problem begins with addiction to the opiates in prescription pain killers. Once those become hard to find and expensive, addicts turn to the cheaper alternative – heroin. As reported in www.nj.com.
Drug dealers — like all good businessme... [More]
December 3, 2012
The drug problem among New Jersey youth is nearing epidemic proportions. It is no different in other states around the country. So what are we doing about the growing problem of drugs generally, and heroin specifically?
With sprawling highways, one of the nation’s largest airports and three large ports, the state has the infrastructure to support a successful heroin racket. Now, thanks to a surge in painkiller addictions and some clever new marketing by dealers, the state’s heroin e... [More]
March 6, 2012
Sometimes you have to think outside the box to find a solution to a problem. Trying to solve the rising tide of drug abuse in this country something needs to be changed about the way we are currently dealing with the issue.
Up front and center in this issue is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Governor Christie proposed a transformation of New Jersey’s drug policy so that nonviolent offenders with substance-use disorders would be treated instead of incarcerated. This proposal demonstra... [More]