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Report: Heroin use, overdose deaths on the rise in Bergen County

The Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse released a new study showing an alarming and rising rate of heroin use in New Jersey. (March 24, 2014 9:22 PM)

The Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse released a new study showing an alarming and rising rate of heroin use in New Jersey.

Experts say the addiction usually starts with prescription pain killers and then a transition to heroin because it's cheaper and easier to get.

Bergen County saw 28 heroin-related deaths last year, according to the report. So far this year, there have...

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