New Jersey aims to reduce the number of drug overdoses — which have killed more than 6,000 people in the last decade — with a new law protecting people who call 911 to report drug overdoses from criminal charges…
Under the new law, those seeking help in case of an overdose will not face drug possession charges, or be charged for violating parole…
New Jersey is the 12th state to adopt this kind of law. While police don’t typically don’t press charges in overdose situations, research on the effects of such laws found that they have diminished fear of repercussions among addicts.
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