New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is fighting the opioid crisis by committing approximately $200 million in additional funds to enhance programs and services in New Jersey. The Governor’s most-recent plan is to deploy eight state departments to implement 25 initiatives to enhance addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. These programs could serve as a national blueprint for addressing the crisis.
It’s just pot” — words that haunted my memory recently and prompted this letter.
A young couple with a baby, pulling their car to the curb, then getting the baby out of its car seat, holding it in the front seat as the young man proceeded to first light a joint, then get out a glass pipe, heating it with a hand-held torch, inhaling till he started coughing and I interrupt them: “You shouldn’t be doing that around the baby.”
The young lady opened her door and answered, “It’s just pot. It’s legal. At least it’s not as bad as meth!” Continue reading →