Saint Peter’s Spearheads A Campaign To Tackle Opioid Addiction

It is thought that the opioid epidemic is the nation’s fastest growing public health crisis. Approximately 175 people die every day in America from a drug overdose. In the last four years alone, the rate of deaths associated with heroin overdoses has increased by 420 percent in Middlesex County, and opioid prescription pain relievers were responsible for more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

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