Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one

Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the…

Hope One van makes first stop on Green

MORRISTOWN – The Hope One rubber met the road Monday, trying to connect with addicts in need of treatment right where they live. “It’s all about education and treatment,” said Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, who parked the former department emergency-response van — transformed by dollars recovered from convicted drug dealers into a mobile recovery…

With overdoses on the rise, opioid programs come to Morris

In a continued effort to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting four symposiums in several county high schools over the next few weeks. More than 33,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2015, about 91 per day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. While representing just 4.6…