NJ Legislators Present New Bills Focusing on Addiction
The New Jersey legislators presented 21 bills focused on changing how the state deals with addiction. They want people to view addiction as a health crisis rather than a problem with law enforcement.
The bills deal with all different audiences, including doctors, pharmacists and even students. If the bills pass, bill S-2367 will update educational curriculum to make sure students are receiving up to date information about substance abuse. Similarly, bill S-2029 will allow students to fill out surveys on substance abuse so the state can gather real data. People in recovery will also be given specific housing on state university campuses, according to bill S-2377.
To see the full list of bills, visit the New Jersey State Legislator’s website.