On January 8, 2020, the Family Guidance Center of Warren County’s Washington office was honored to welcome New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and other top state officials for a panel discussion on the Murphy administration’s plan to combat the opioid crisis. Click on the video to view the entire presentation detailing current statistics and hear the collaborative efforts state agencies are implementing to tackle this issue, which affects individuals and families right here in Warren County.
Governor Murphy announced preliminary 2019 year-end opioid statistics for New Jersey and reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a collaboration across several state departments and agencies. Murphy’s approach includes increasing access to prevention and treatment programs in our communities and supporting individuals in recovery. Governor Murphy announced that the preliminary 2019 year-end data shows the loss of 3,021 New Jerseyans to suspected overdose deaths. That would be a 3% decrease in the number of individuals lost compared to 2018. Additionally, he announced a decline in the number of opioids prescribed statewide.
The Attorney General and Commissioners of Health, Human Services, Corrections and other administration leadership outlined their efforts in the response to the opioid crisis.
For more information on the governor’s administration’s efforts, click here.