New state drug abuse campaign unveiled in Neptune

New Jersey's new drug abuse awareness campaign was revealed today at a forum at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The new slogan is

New Jersey's new drug abuse awareness campaign was

New Jersey's new drug abuse awareness campaign was revealed today at a forum at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEPTUNE - New Jersey's new drug abuse awareness campaign was revealed today at a forum at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

The new slogan is "Addiction does not discriminate."

Several experts spoke about the opiate abuse epidemic, including a mother from Mantoloking whose son died two years ago from an overdose of prescription painkillers.

"If you are wondering, if you are concerned, you probably have a reason to be concerned," said Meg Dupont Parisi. "Once this wraps its legs around this --addiction wraps its legs around a child --- it doesn't let go."

The Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse also launched a new website that has information on preventing abuse, recognizing when a loved one is at risk and finding treatment.

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