RUMSON – All parents in the area are invited at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, to Rumson-Fair Haven High School to participate in a very important conversation.
The epidemic of heroin is back and affecting our young people. Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni will be discussing the dramatic rise of heroin use in the county between young adults age 18-25.
In 2012 alone, it is estimated that 8.9 million (3.4 percent) of 12-year-olds and older have been using an illicit drug other then marijuana. In one year, the death rate from heroin in New Jersey rose 24 percent.
Some may be telling themselves that this is not a problem that they should be worried about. They may think that heroin is a problem that only exists on the streets of big cities. However, heroin is becoming the drug of choice in many suburban communities due to its availability and low cost.
The event is co-sponsored by Rumson-Fair Haven High School, Red Bank Regional High School, and the elementary schools of Fair Haven, Little Silver and Shrewsbury.