Fentanyl Information

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    Fentanyl is an opioid medication primarily used for pain and with other medications as an anesthetic.  However, it has also been used as a recreational drug.  Often it is mixed with heroin and cocaine.  It has rapid onset effects which last approximately 2 – hours.  It is around 100 times stronger than morphine and about ... More

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    Remembrance and Home Memorial Honoring those we have lost to the disease of addiction and offering hope. This memorial serves as a place of reflection for families and friends to honor their loved ones whom they have lost to addiction and to unite our community in the fight against the epidemic. The memorial is now ... More

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    Addiction Awareness Task Force Members   Appointments John Pellicane William Townsend Anne Walters Reappointments Marianne Aleardi Ann Donovan Biondi Patti DiRenzo Harry Earle, Chief (Retired) William Lynch, RPH Raymond Massi, Jr. Marla Meyers, MSW Krista Nash Mary Beth Peabody Lovell Pugh-Bassett Leroy F.Stanford Dominic J.Vesper, Jr. Christopher Winters, Chief

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    Addiction Awareness Task Force in the News Camden County launches pilot program to help reduce fentanyl-related deaths Camden County officials have launched a pilot program in the hopes to reduce the number of overdose incidents and deaths related to fentanyl. Menendez introduces bill to crack down on fentanyl trafficking Government leaders say that’s due in ... More

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    Current Publications and Reports OPIOID CRISIS Camden County New Jersey 2019 New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard NJCARES NJ Division of Mental Health & Addiction Reports and Publications  

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    MATRx MATRx is an Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program offering medication (buprenorphine), MD visits, case management and bus vouchers to eligible Camden County residents. Since 2015, there were approximately 13,000 overdoses in the county where naloxone was administered by EMS and/or Law Enforcement. Our goal is to increase treatment availability. Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is one ... More

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    The Freeholder Board recently formed an Opiate and Heroin Addiction Awareness Task Force to assist them in promoting addiction awareness and education in Camden County. The task force was officially created at their June 19th 2014 Freeholder Meeting held in Cherry Hill. This health epidemic is having devastating effects on families and claiming the lives ... More