ACTION ALERT: Ask Gov. Christie to sign S2806/A4913

On Monday evening NJ Assembly bill A4913 passed the Assembly by a vote of 46-28. On December 10, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee reported favorably and with committee amendments to expressly require the Commissioner of Human Services to adopt rules and regulations to effectuate the bill’s purposes. UULMNJ provided testimony before the committee. (Read testimony.) This bill passed the NJ Senate on December 17, 2015 by a vote of 26-8. Thanks to the NJ Drug Policy ...

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Gov. Christie Must Sign S2381 and Save Hundreds of New Jerseyans from Heroin Addiction

Heroin-Related Overdose Deaths per 100,000(1)

UPDATE: Governor Christie signed this bill into law on August 10, 2015!

According to CDC director Thomas Friedan, “heroin use is increasing rapidly across all demographics.” Roughly 1 in 50 heroin users will die of overdose each year. In New Jersey, death by heroin overdose is more common than homicide, suicide, or even death due to car accidents. The ...

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