Freeholders Announce First in State Project SAVE

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    (Gloucester Township, NJ) – In an aggressive effort to continue to fight against the public health crisis, opioid use disorder, the Freeholder Board is initiating a groundbreaking new program called Project (Substance Abuse Visionary Effort) SAVE. This one year pilot program will focus on early intervention by licensed social service professionals in the municipal court ... More

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    (Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers have now saved the lives of 350 overdose victims using Narcan since they first began deploying with the anti-opioid medication in May of 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 18, just after 7:30 p.m., Officer Vincenzo Dolce responded to an abandoned property on the 700 block of Kaighn Avenue where ... More

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    (Camden, NJ) – Seven months ago the Freeholder Board, Camden County Chief’s Association and healthcare providers came to the table with a plan to fund the life-saving tool, naloxone, for all police officers in the county. Since that time more than 480 naloxone reversals were deployed county-wide providing a critical antidote to the fatal effects ... More

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    (Camden, NJ) – Just because something is prescribed, doesn’t mean it’s safe. Every day, 46 people die from overdoses involving prescription drugs. That’s why Saturday, April 28, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day when Americans are asked to properly dispose of any unused medication they have around their homes. National Drug Take ... More

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    (Camden, NJ) – The opioid epidemic has created a national public health crisis throughout the nation. One of the critical tools that first responders and front-line police officers are now carrying is called naloxone. This medication is an opioid antagonist and can in most instances make someone overdosing start breathing again by dislodging the opioid ... More

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    The Camden County Correctional Facility will hosted a “Concert Behind the Walls” featuring up-and-coming artist Matt Butler and his unique blend of folk, rock and storytelling on March 15th. Butler brings honesty and openness to his songwriting including confronting his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse.  After getting sober, Butler recorded his debut solo ... More

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    (Camden, NJ) – In order to take Camden County’s ongoing fight against opioid addiction to the next level, the Freehold Board will file a ground-breaking lawsuit against the drug companies, owners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers that ignited the epidemic. The lawsuit is being uniquely filed under civil racketeering statutes that deem these individuals owned and ... More

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    (Pennsauken) The Camden County Board of Freeholders held its monthly Freeholder Meeting on Thursday, October 19th at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken.  At this meeting, a number of awards and proclamations were presented including: Community Award: Adrian Casey presented by Freeholder Rodriguez. Young Community Leader: Maureen Dymond, presented by Freeholder Young. Sustainability Award: Howard ... More

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    (Camden, NJ) – In 2016, nearly 60,000 Americans lost their lives due to a drug overdose. Most of these deaths were the result of opioid abuse, a crisis affecting communities across the United States. This month, Camden County received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to implement a new re-entry program improving ... More

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    (Pine Hill, NJ) – The Freeholder Board, local law enforcement and healthcare providers announced a new effort to increase public use and visibility of prescription drug drop boxes to combat the opioid crisis. The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force made it a point to install standard drop boxes located in police departments throughout the ... More