Christie, Obama take steps toward addressing heroin and opioid crisis

February 6, 2015 12:00 PM

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State and federal government officials took steps today toward addressing the heroin and opioid crisis in New Jersey, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives in the state over the past decade.

The bills extend immunity to first responders who administer anti-opioid drug Narcan, require substance abuse treatment centers to submit performance reports and require state agencies to ensure mental health and substance abuse services are extended to inmates in state jails.

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