NJATOD attends Governor Murphy’s round table community meeting in Washington, NJ to discuss strategies for fighting opioid addiction.
Although there is still much work to do in the fight against opioid related overdoses, we are pleased to report for the first time since 2012 NJ preliminary 2019 overdose related deaths have taking a turn in the right direction decreasing by 3% since 2018 and Governor Murphy has reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic along with other NJ officials.
- 3% decrease in opioid related death since 2012
- 6% decrease in the number of opioids prescribed since 2018
- 32,000 doses of FREE Naloxone distributed
- 844-ReachNJ call center revised so individuals are connected directly to a counselor
- County jails were awarded 7.8 million to initiate treatment behind the walls
Read full meeting review here.