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(October 22, 2019)--Monday, New Jersey 101.5  released the first part of a four part report titled BATTLING ADDICTION. Between 2014 and 2018, the annual number of confirmed drug overdose deaths in New Jersey increased by more than 139%, according to that article.

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From 2011 to 2017, the most recent year for which confirmed totals are available, more than 10,500 people in New Jersey have died from drug overdoses.

Listed below are some of the New Jersey municipalities with the highest death rates, that is, the most deaths for every 1,000 residents.

The community of Gloucester City with a total population 11,342 leads the list with a total of 72 deaths. Broken down further the deaths per 1000 residents is 6.3. 

 

Gloucester City

Total deaths: 72 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 6.3

Brooklawn Borough

Total deaths: 9 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 4.6

Berlin Township

Total deaths: 23 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 4.3

Westville Borough

Total deaths: 18 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 4.2

Wildwood City

Total deaths: 22 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 4.1

National Park Borough

Total deaths: 12 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 4.0

Audubon Park Borough

Total deaths: 4 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.9

Pine Hill Borough

Total deaths: 39 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.8

Clementon Borough

Total deaths: 19 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.8

Mount Holly Township

Total deaths: 36 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.8

Magnolia Borough

Total deaths: 16 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.7

Mount Ephraim Borough

Total deaths: 16 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.4

Ventnor City

Total deaths: 35 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.3

Somerdale Borough

Total deaths: 16 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.1

Gibbsboro Borough

Total deaths: 7 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.1

Egg Harbor City

Total deaths: 13 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.1

Franklin Borough

Total deaths: 15 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.0

Atlantic City

Total deaths: 117 — Deaths per 1,000 residents: 3.0

 

Angelo Valente, the executive director of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, said progress is being made on multiple fronts, but this is not a time to celebrate.

“One life lost is one too many to this epidemic, so we still have a long way to go.”

Valente said we have seen a “full-court focus” from law enforcement, the medical community and government on the opioid epidemic for the last several years but “we can’t in any way let down our guard of a number or a statistic moving in the right direction.”

NOTE: This is Part 1 of New Jersey 101.5's four-part series this week, Battling Addiction. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, New Jersey 101.5 will hold a special town hall on opioid addiction and recovery. You can listen live for free at 101.5 FM or on our app, or watch at Facebook.com/NJ1015.

To see an interactive map of the death rates and continue to read the article

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