Editorials

 

EDITORIALS BY YEAR:

 

2015


A bridge toward treatment for N.J. opiate overdose victims

July 31st 2015...The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-NJ (NCADD-NJ) is pressing law-makers to take the next, vital step, namely to refer to treatment anyone who been resuscitated with naloxone..

SBIRT Model Presented at Vitale Forum

May 7th 2015...May 7 marks the 10th renewal of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, so designated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

N.J. Assembly bill would take state backwards in drug-fighting effort

March 9th 2015...Opiate forum promotes steps to combat state’s opiate surge, Senator Joseph Vitale is featured speaker

2014


N.J. Assembly bill would take state backwards in drug-fighting effort

Nnovember 24th 2014...Reports of the drug war’s demise are greatly exaggerated - at least in New Jersey. That became evident after the State Assembly, in a near-unanimous vote on Nov. 13, embraced a measure read more...

The Close of Recovery Month in NJ

October 1st 2014...The close of this year’s Addiction Recovery Month in New Jersey looked very much like a dawning. September 30, Recovery Month’s final day, saw three events remarkable for their complete insistence on accepting addiction for the disease it is.

SBIRT may have a role in minimizing overdose epidemic

July 14th 2014...Acting in concert with the CDC, the AMA issued a statement identifying an urgent need for expanded addiction treatment and prevention to confront the worsening drug problem.

Letter on Gov Christie remarks on addiction

March 13th 2014... Budget Hearing at Town Hall in Mt. Laurel, Gov. Christie speaks of "seeing miracles happen."

Ban the Box

January 9th 2014...For a time, it appeared this year’s lame-duck session of the New Jersey Legislature would help set in motion the lives of many whose past is denying them a future....click here to read more                                                                                                                                                             

2013

 

Senate Oversight Committee Parity Hearing

July 23rd 2013...A handful of New Jersey legislators recently turned their attention to an issue that affects many thousands of the state’s resident: health insurer treatment limits and denials for people with an addiction or mental illness.

Senate Oversight Committee Parity Hearing

July 23rd 2013...A handful of New Jersey legislators recently turned their attention to an issue that affects many thousands of the state’s resident: health insurer treatment limits and denials for people with an addiction or mental illness.

 

Political invective from the Senate campaign of Donna Obe against Raymond Lesniak.

May 29th 2013...A campaign advertisement taken out by the Obe campaign labeled Senator Lesniak “a drug dealer’s best friend” and claimed that a member of his staff has a drug possession conviction. This advertisement is a travesty even by modern campaign standards and contains errant statements, so allowing its claims to stand would be negligent.

 

Gov. Christie Expands Medicaid

March 1st, 2013...The ACA promotes treatment of addiction, partly through broader screening to detect an alcohol or drug problem.With Christie's recent decision to expand Medicaid, which is a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the governor again showed that his concern for the state’s citizens outweighed political considerations.

Full Clemency Awarded- hope for a Certificate of Recovery

January 8th, 2013...Joyce Holman is awarded full clemency from Gov. Christie at a press conference held in recent weeks. Chrisite's position on removing obstacles for those with non-violent drug charges in order to gain employment, looks promising for the future of a Certificate of Recovery. Also, see NCADD- NJ Editor's opinion piece regarding this issue on NJ.COM Here.

 

 

 




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