- In the News
- Oct 27, 2017
Opioid abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community
Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, according to the federal government. Nationwide, more than 33,000 people died from causes related to heroin and prescription pain pills in 2015.
The problem affects almost every community, including the Orthodox Jewish communities in the tristate area.