What are Opioids? Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey

What are Opioids? Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey


What are Opioids?

Opioids are medications that relieve pain. In New Jersey alone, over 2.75 million prescriptions for highly addictive opioids were prescribed-to children, friends, and family members and unfortunately, many times without the benefit of any information of their addictive qualities.

If you would like additional information or need help for your family, please visit:


or contact NJ Addiction Services Hotline: 1-844-276-2777

Nearly half of young people who inject heroin, reported abusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin.

Do we have your attention yet?

Visit TalknowNJ.com to find out how prescription drugs can lead to heroin abuse.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Partnership for a Drug-Free new Jersey and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email the above information for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to What are Opioids? Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please check out their websites for more information of this growing problem.

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